About Us

About Us

Welcome to Housing Connections, your trusted resource for affordable housing in the Portland/Vancouver metro area. We are a service provided by 211info, funded by the Portland Housing Bureau and the Clark County Department of Community Services. Our mission is to help people find affordable, accessible, and special needs housing that meets their unique requirements.

At Housing Connections, we understand the importance of finding a home that fits your budget. That’s why we have implemented rental caps based on affordability to those who earn 80% or less of the Median Family Income. Landlords can post their properties on our website as long as the rental fees meet these caps.

Our website offers a user-friendly interface where the public can search for housing options using various criteria. Whether you’re looking for affordable rentals, accessible housing, or special needs accommodations, our search filters will tailor the results to your preferences. Additionally, we provide a link to the 211info online directory of community services for other essential needs such as legal, medical, food, or mental health services.

Contact information has changed with the launch of the new website.

We understand that not everyone has internet access or is familiar with using online platforms. That’s why we offer assistance through our toll-free helpline. If you need help navigating the website, information on other local programs, or have any questions related to affordable housing, simply dial 211 and our dedicated team will provide the assistance you need.

  • Renters: Dial 211, Monday-Friday 8am-6pm

If you are having difficulty dialing 211, try 503-222-5555 in Oregon or 1-877-211-WASH (9274) in Washington.

  • Landlords: Dial 503-416-2706, Monday-Friday 8am-6pm (you may need to leave a message and we will return your call promptly)
  • Email address: [email protected]

If you’re interested in either a presentation or brochures on Housing Connections, please email [email protected] with your request.