What is Public Housing?

Affordable Rent For Low-Income People

If you are having trouble paying your rent, and would like to live in a community that offers more than just a roof and four walls, the Portland Housing Authority may be able to help.

If you meet our income limits and other qualifications, you can rent an apartment at a fraction of the cost of private housing. At the Portland Housing Authority (PHA), residents never pay more than 30% of their income for rent, even if your income goes down.

At PHA, we provide on-site management and maintenance, adequate parking, and the heat is included in the rent.

Additional Services

In addition to providing affordable housing, we also offer a variety of services; to name a few:
  • Convenience store
  • Food pantries
  • Portland Adult Education English as a Second Language classes
  • Social workers
Affordable family housing also offers a variety of family and youth services, including:
  • Education Centers with Computers and internet
  • Boys and Girl Clubs
  • Head Start Pre-K Education
  • Health Centers

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