Security Deposit Assistance Program

Security Deposit assistance is available to very low income households on a first-come, first-served basis.

What to know before requesting an appointment

  • You will need to meet with SHA staff in person for an intake appointment.
  • The unit you want to move into must pass a Housing Quality Standards inspection.
  • You must not already be living in the unit for which you are requesting assistance.
  • The unit must be in the Salem or Keizer city limits. Click here for a map.
  • Processing time to receive the security deposit assistance is estimated to be 2 weeks.
  • Your household must pay a minimum of $50 per month toward rent and utilities.
  • Security deposit assistance is limited to the amount equal to 1 month of rent.
  • Your household's GROSS annual income must be under the Section 8 income limit:
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  • Before coming to the appointment, you will need to arrange to pick up or receive an application packet, and it must be filled out completely by the appointment time.