How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in renting with PCRI.

All PCRI rental properties are filled through our waiting list. Applicants interested in being added to the waitlist for the eligible units should complete a waiting list application available online or by visiting PCRI’s office at 6329 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Portland, OR 97211 Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.

1714 Front DoorApplications must be submitted in person at PCRI’s office. Prospective residents will be required to provide photo ID all adult household members 18 years and older.

Applications are available HERE. Completed applications will be accepted at PCRI during normal business hours. Once we have your completed application and a copy of all adult household members’ photo IDs, we will put your application on the appropriate waitlist(s). No money will be due at that time.

Prospective residents are encouraged to confirm their continued interest in PCRI’s waitlist in January and June of each year and are encouraged to review PCRI Criteria for Residency (screening criteria) prior to application.

When a household’s application has reached the top of the waiting list, applicants will be notified and a non-refundable application screening charge of $35.00 per adult will be required. Additional details are included in PCRI’s Criteria for Residency.

Please note: This is not a waiting list for subsidized (Section 8 ) housing. That list is currently closed. This list is for our Affordable Housing/Income Restricted properties, including HOME funded properties. All applicants must income qualify as well as pass our background screening process. Rents are based on the Area Medium Income (AMI).

The chart below is offered as guideline to help determine if your household income qualifies at a particular income level. Income will be reviewed at the time of leasing to determine final approval:


Published by PORTLAND HOUSING BUREAU: 4/1/18

Median Income Percentages – issued by HUD

Household Annual family income must be at or below amount listed below
Size 30% 40% 45% 50% 55% 60%
1 17,100 22,800 25,650 28,500 31,350 34,200
2 19,560 26,080 29,340 32,600 35,860 39,120
3 21,990 29,320 32,985 36,650 40,315 43,980
4 24,420 32,560 36,630 40,700 44,770 48,840
5 26,400 35,200 39,600 44,000 48,400 52,800
6 28,350 37,800 42,525 47,250 51,975 56,700