What's the best way to find senior apts. in Salem? Is there any affordable housing site?

Asked by Susy, Salem, OR Mon Jul 30, 2012

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Craig Loughr…, , Oregon
Mon Jul 30, 2012
It looks like the governments around the Salem-Keizer area make it a little tough to access affordable housing services. Although, the area is not that geographically large, it has at least three different government agencies providing low-income housing services. To make it tougher still, each agency appears to have its own little niche geography that it covers. The most populous area is covered by the Salem Housing Authority, so I would start there first.

The Salem Housing Authority covers the City of Salem in Marion County, plus the City of Keizer (phone: 503-763-3102; web: http://www.cityofsalem.net/sha/).

The Marion County Housing Authority has its office in Salem, but the area it serves is those unincorporated parts of the county that are outside the Salem-Keizer urban growth boundary (phone: 503-798-4170; web: http://www.mchaor.us).

The West Valley Housing Authority covers West Salem but, because West Salem is in Polk County, the WVHA has its office in Dallas (phone: 503-623-8387; web: http://www.wvpha.org).

If these agencies can't help, they ought to be able to at least direct you to resources that are helpful.

Best Wishes.
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Thank you so much for your prompt answer! I will check those links.
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Cal Tobias, , Van Nuys, CA
Mon Jul 30, 2012
Google or yahoo or whatever "City of Salem in Oregon". The city has a low income housing program, senior people are most likely included in this program.
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Brandon Fahl…, Agent, Salem, OR
Mon Jul 30, 2012
I do not know if a central website with information regarding the different Senior Apartment complexes is available.

Have you tried searching through Craigslist? Another option would be to try a Google maps search.

An example of a search for senior housing in Salem OR is referenced in the link below:

Web Reference:  http://goo.gl/maps/EtGVc
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