Affordable Housing

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Did you know? 

  • 28% of Tigard residents are considered rent burdened.
    Households are considered rent burdened if they spend more than 50% of the household’s income on rent.
  • Tigard is considered a “severely rent burdened” city.
    A city is considered severely rent burdened if more than 25% of the renter households are rent burdened.

What is Affordable Housing?

“Affordable housing” may mean different things to different people. Housing is considered affordable when a household spends no more than 30% of their earnings on their housing costs, whether rent or mortgage.

This page is focused on regulated affordable housing, or housing that is built and operated to meet the needs and the budget of household earning less than the median income for the area. This type of housing is typically constructed with a mix of private loans and public investment at the federal, state, and local level.

Affordable housing is most often built by a non-profit developer, or by a private for-profit developer in partnership with a non-profit or public agency.

Many larger cities have their own public housing office. The City of Tigard does not. Our interests are represented by the Housing Authority of Washington County.

There is a significant shortage of regulated affordable housing in Tigard and the larger Metro region. A 2021 report by EcoNorthwest to the Oregon legislature calculated that the Metro region has a current undersupply of more than 59,000 housing units. Of those, 46 percent were needed for households earning less than 80 percent of the area median income. This means that there are more than 27,000 families in the Metro area who are unable to meet their housing needs at a cost that is affordable to them.

Within Tigard alone, there is a need of more than 4,600 housing units affordable to lower-income households.

For more information about how the City of Tigard is working to keep unregulated housing affordable, see our Housing Options page.

List of Affordable Housing in Tigard

Families and Individuals

Name of Community:
 Village at Washington Square  11157 SW Hall Blvd.  26
 Greenburg Oaks  11875 SW 91st Ave  84
 Hawthorn Villas  7705 SW Pfaffle St  118
 Red Rock Creek Commons   11090 SW 68th Pkwy  48
 Fields Apartments  7790 SW Hunziker St.  264
 Bonita Villa   14650 SW 76th Ave  96
 The Ridge at Bull Mountain  14260 SW 112th Ave  96
 The Viewfinder  11600 SW 72nd Ave  81



Name of Community:
The Knoll 12291 SW Knoll Dr 48


List of Upcoming Affordable Housing

Name of Community:
Projected Units:
Senior Housing Alongside the Senior Center Northwest Housing Alternatives 58
Terrace Glen Related NW 58
Reach Phase I REACH 80
Reach Phase II REACH 200
Woodland Hearth Community Partners for Affordable Housing 42


Preserving Affordable Housing

Given the critical shortage of housing across the region, preservation of existing regulated affordable housing is more important than ever. The City of Tigard believes that all affordable housing receiving public subsidy should remain affordable in perpetuity. To this end, we work with our state and local partners to preserve our existing supply of regulated affordable housing whenever possible.

Do I qualify & How do I apply for housing? For more information on applying for affordable housing, see our housing support and resources page.