The Portland Housing Authority was established in 1943 to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for low-income citizens of the Greater Portland area. Today, it owns and manages twelve housing developments totaling 1,038 units, serving families, elderly, and persons with disabilities.
This locally owned program operates with an annual $5.6 million dollar budget. In addition, the Authority administers the HUD Leased Housing Program that provides rent subsidies in the private market for qualified applicants. This program currently provides approximately 2,100 Section 8 vouchers to low-income residents and operates with an annual contract authority over $14 million dollars. Together these programs provide assistance to over 6,000 residents, which equal roughly 10% of Portland's population. The Authority employs over 90 people to manage and operate these programs.
Faith McLean, Tenant
Shirley Peterson, Tenant
Robyn Tucker - At Large