Home Forward is pleased to announce a new Public Housing priority for households that require accessible features that accommodate a wheelchair. Families and individuals who qualify for this priority can apply at any time, even when waitlists are closed. This priority does not apply to the Section 8 program.
Households must verify their need for this priority by having a physician or other licensed professional complete a Priority Verification Requiring Unit with Accessible Features form from Home Forward.
The second priority is for households that have a member who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness with a life expectancy of 12 months or less. This priority can be used to apply for Public Housing and Section 8, even when waitlists are closed. Households must verify their need for this priority by having a physician complete a Priority Verification Due to Health form.
To request the Priority Verification form for either of these priorities for Public Housing please call 503-802-8405.
To request the Priority Verification Due to Health form only for Section 8 please call 503-802-8333, option 7.
Applications will be provided after households have submitted this form and verified that they qualify for the priority.
Applications will be accepted for both of these priorities indefinitely or until further notice from Home Forward. Waiting lists currently remain closed to households that don't qualify for these priorities.