Salem Housing Authority's mission is to assist low- and moderate-income families to achieve self-sufficiency through stable housing, economic opportunity, community investment, and coordination with social service providers.

Established in 1969 under provisions of Oregon state law, Salem Housing Authority serves approximately 9,000 Salem area residents within Salem's Urban Growth Boundary with safe and affordable rental housing assistance.

Salem Housing Authority is committed to building a stronger community through public housing, housing choice vouchers, affordable housing, and supportive services. We serve families, individuals, people with disabilities, and senior citizens.


Non-discrimination Statement

The Housing Authority of the City of Salem (Salem Housing Authority) does not discriminate against any person due to disability; race; color; religion; sex; source of income; familial status; national origin; actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and/or domestic partnership in accessing, applying for or receiving assistance, or in treatment or employment in any of its programs and activities.

All public meetings are held in accessible locations. Appropriate aids (assistive listening device, interpreters, readers, assistance filling out forms, etc.) will be provided upon request. Complaints regarding accessibility of the Authority’s programs to individuals with disabilities should be submitted in writing to Adam Mentzer, JD; Salem Housing Authority, 360 Church St SE, Salem OR 97301-3707, Questions or comments may be made by phone at 503-587-4815, or TDD Users dial 711. Requests for aid may also be directed to a SHA representative or other appropriate employee.

The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental or financing of housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, national origin, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender individuals. Federal law also prohibits discrimination on the basis of age. Complaints of discrimination may be forwarded to the Administrator, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of HUD, Washington, D.C. 20410.

View HUD Notice 2002-01, stating the obligation of Federal fund recipients to comply with pertinent laws and implementing regulations which provide for non-discrimination and accessibility in Federally funded housing and non-housing programs for people with disabilities. View the Salem Housing Authority Title VI Plan.

We are an accessible, equal housing opportunity provider. We meet HUD fair housing standards.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully access any of our programs please visit or contact us.

Accessible & Equal Housing Opportunity  Contact HUD to file a complaint.

Accessible & Equal Housing Opportunity
Contact HUD to file a complaint.


Career Opportunities

Using the button below, Salem Housing Authority lists all open job offerings, alongside City of Salem positions. Job listings are updated as new jobs open. Please check back frequently or create an account and complete a job interest card, to receive automated e-mails.