Salem Housing Authority (SHA)

360 Church St. SE, Salem, OR, 97301
(503) 588-6368

Marion County

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About Salem Housing Authority (SHA)

Salem Housing Authority (SHA) established in 1969 under provisions of Oregon state law, Salem Housing Authority (SHA) is a division of the City of Salem's Urban Development Department. SHA serves approximately 9,000 Salem area residents within Salem's Urban Growth Boundary with safe and affordable rental housing assistance and services to families, seniors and people needing accessible features or special accommodations.

SHA's programs are funded by a variety of sources through subsidies, grants and loans, and each program has its own set of rules and eligibility criteria.

Mission Statement

Salem Housing Authority provides safe, decent, affordable housing to residents of Salem and Keizer facing barriers to a better quality of life. Our mission is to assist low- and moderate-income families to achieve self-sufficiency through stable housing, economic opportunity, community investment, and coordination with social service providers.

Salem Housing Authority is committed to building a stronger community through public housing, housing choice vouchers, affordable housing, and supportive services. We serve families, individuals, people with disabilities, and senior citizens.

Program Summary for Salem Housing Authority (SHA)

Salem Housing Authority (SHA) is a public housing agency that helps provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Salem Housing Authority (SHA) manages several funded programs and has a total of 307 subsidized affordable housing units for rental assistance. Salem Housing Authority (SHA) administered a total of 3,082 Section 8 Vouchers. Salem Housing Authority (SHA) currently has low rent units and Section 8 Voucher as its program type. Salem Housing Authority (SHA) is located at 360 Church St. SE, Salem, OR, 97301 and serves the city of Salem. Income limits, fair market rents and rent rates vary with each agency. Please contact Salem Housing Authority (SHA) at, (503) 588-6368 for more information about coverage area and program availability.

Current Status Active
Size of Salem Housing Authority (SHA) compared nationally Large
Last Updated 04/12/2014
Total Numbers of Communities 5
Total numbers of Administered Section 8 Voucher 3,082
Total numbers of Administered Public Housing Units 307
Waiting list for the Salem Housing Authority (SHA) is currently Open

2017 Income Limits for Polk County, OR

HUD sets Income Limits for each area based on the median family income in that area. Each Public Housing Agency (PHA) will use the Income Limit set for the jurisdiction that the PHA covers. Therefore, a family may be eligible for one PHA but not another. The number of people in a household determines the Income Limit that is set for determining the family's eligibility for the program that they are applying for. Below are the Income Limits for Polk County, OR:

Median Income
Income Limit Category
Persons in Family
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 50%
  • Very Low Income Limit
  • $19,800
  • $22,600
  • $25,450
  • $28,250
  • $30,550
  • $32,800
  • $35,050
  • $37,300
  • 30%
  • Extremely Low Income Limit
  • $11,900
  • $16,020
  • $20,160
  • $24,300
  • $28,440
  • $32,580
  • $35,050
  • $37,300
  • 80%
  • Low Income Limit
  • $31,650
  • $36,200
  • $40,700
  • $45,200
  • $48,850
  • $52,450
  • $56,050
  • $59,700

2017 Fair Market Rents for Polk County, OR

Fair Market Rents are HUD's determination of the average rents in a particular area for each bedroom size. The FMRs are set each year based on the rental rates of unsubsidized units so that participants in HUD programs have equal access for affordable housing. Here are the Fair Market Rents for Polk County, OR:

Efficiency One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four-Bedroom
$546 $612 $814 $1185 $1434

Agency Name City State Section 8 Voucher Housing Units Status Distance
Marion County Housing Authority (MCHA) Marion County Housing Authority (MCHA) Salem OR 1,182 4 Open 2.05 Miles Contact
West Valley Housing Authority West Valley Housing Authority Dallas OR 286 188 Open 13.67 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of Yamhill County (HAYC) Housing Authority of Yamhill County (HAYC) McMinnville OR 1,343 N/A Open 19.46 Miles Contact
Linn-Benton Housing Authority (LBHA) Linn-Benton Housing Authority (LBHA) Albany OR 2,486 N/A Open 21.63 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) Oregon City OR 1,630 546 Open 36.62 Miles Contact
Housing Authority of Washington County Housing Authority of Washington County Hillsboro OR 2,780 243 Open 40.7 Miles Contact

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Salem Housing Authority (SHA) Program Type:
  • Section 8 Voucher
  • Low Rent Units
Total Subsidized Units for Rental Assistance Availability

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Polk County Quick Facts

Population: 77,916
Persons Per Household: 2.62
Housing Units in Multi-units Structure: 20.6%
Homeownership Rate: 65.4%
Housing Units: 30,391
Yearly Income Per Person: $24,426
Median Household Income: $52,808