Affordable Housing in Hillsboro

Rising housing costs affect our whole community. That’s why affordable housing is a Hillsboro City Council 2019 priority:

"Encourage and support innovative long-term housing solutions, such as land banking, to promote the development market-rate and regulated affordable housing, affordable homeownership opportunities for Hillsboro residents, and regional partnerships to address homelessness."

The City of Hillsboro promotes a balanced mix of housing types for a broad range of incomes throughout the city. As part of this approach, the City Council has prioritized supporting the development and preservation of housing affordable to households earning less than the Area Median Income (AMI). 

Typically, the role of cities is not to construct, own, or operate affordable housing. The City of Hillsboro can, however, encourage the development of affordable housing in other ways. 

Hillsboro's Affordable Housing Policy and Action Plan identifies tools and policies that can help increase and preserve the City's supply of affordable housing. The Plan is rooted in the:
Do you know someone who needs affordable housing? Contact the Washington County Housing Authority.

Affordable Housing Action Plan
Community Development Block Grant Program
Metro Affordable Housing Bond