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Affordable Housing

Southwest Corridor Affordable Housing Predevelopment Project
The City of Tigard was awarded an Equitable Housing Planning & Development Grant by Metro to fund the Tigard Southwest Corridor Affordable Housing Predevelopment project. Through the planning process for the Southwest Corridor existing unregulated low income housing may be displaced. The City is working on a strategy to help mitigate potential displacement of existing unregulated low income housing that could occur with the Southwest Corridor project.  

  • Key Activities: Engagement with affordable housing residents; market study and opportunity site analysis; affordable housing funding analysis and implementation strategies
  • Desired Outcome: A strategy that leads to construction of affordable housing that meets the needs of residents who may be impacted by the SW Corridor

The city is participating in the regional Southwest Corridor Plan with the goal of bringing light rail transit to Downtown Tigard and the Tigard Triangle by 2025. Through coordinated efforts with the City of Portland’s SW Corridor Equitable Housing Strategy project, this project will provide an analysis of opportunities for affordable housing corridor wide.

Affordable Housing Assessment
January 2017
In light of the recent recession and the region’s current housing crisis, the city recently reviewed its affordable housing strategies and assessed how they have addressed changes in the local housing market and local housing needs.

A full report, detailing each of those approaches and opportunities to improve local access to affordable housing, can be read here.

Tigard is Committed
Policies in the City of Tigard's Comprehensive Plan reflect the city's commitment to maintaining a variety of housing choices and to removing barriers to the development of affordable housing.

The city initiated a variety of voluntary actions to support and enhance opportunities for affordable housing. These are described in the City of Tigard Affordable Housing Program Report published in September 2002. These adopted policies, goals, strategies, and voluntary actions reflect the city's capacity and approach in meeting the affordable housing needs of the city. 

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Dedicated Affordable Housing

» For Families and Individuals:
Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) operates eight complexes in Tigard and Beaverton.

  • The Barcelona at Beaverton 971-217-7193
  • The Knoll 503-718-7982
  • The Watershed 503-452-0010
  • Oleson Woods 503-245-6990 (32-units of affordable housing)
  • The Village at Washington Square 503-784-9575
  • Greenburg Oaks 503-639-6514
  • Metzger Park 503-892-2340
  • Spencer House 503-644-4496
» Reserved for Seniors and Persons with Disability:

  • The Knoll 503-718-7982
  • Kaybern Terrace 503-625-6555  
    A housing complex in North Plains with 12, 1-bedroom units for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Residents pay low, fixed monthly rent or 30% of resident’s monthly income, whichever is higher. Residents must have a stable income.

Programs and Resources

  • Fair Housing Council of Oregon:  800-424-3247
    Investigates claims of illegal housing discrimination.
  • Renter’s Right Hotline:  503-288-0130
    Operated by Community Alliance of Tenants for information on one’s rights as a tenant. Hablantes de español disponibles
  • Tenant Hotline: 503-648-7723
    For legal aid and tenant rights counseling. Hablantes de español disponibles 
  • Resolutions Northwest: 503-595-4890 Ext. 0
    Provides a confidential and effective process for resolving conflicts with landlords and tenants, including problems with rent, repairs, utilities and noise
  • Rent Well:  503-640-3263
    Fee tenant education classes with a focus on helping renters with barriers to getting accepted for rental housing.
  • Emergency Rent Assistance: 503-615-0770
    Provided by Community Action Organization of Washington County. Very limited funds are available to those who have received a 72-hour eviction notice. To apply, call the number above and request a screening for eligibility and availability of funds. A voice message must include the caller’s permanent phone number and zip code.

Government Assistance

  • Section 8 Vouchers:
    Federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income households who can use assistance to pick from list of landlords working with Housing Services. Applications not being accepted at time of publication.
  • Project-Based Vouchers: 503-846-4794
    Project-based vouchers are also federally-funded rental assistance, but vouchers are linked to specific housing units. Applications for project-based vouchers are being accepted at time of publication.

General Information Services 

Online Resources


Resources for Housing Providers

Tigard Municipal Code
City of Tigard's Nonprofit Corporation Low Income Housing Exemption allows affordable housing property owners affordable housing to receive a total exemption from taxes owed to the city.

Interested property owners apply for the exemption in February of each year and applications are reviewed in March. For questions or comments on the application process, contact Sean Farrelly at 503-718-2420 or

Related Documents

Sean Farrelly
Redevelopment Project Manager

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