About us

Our Mission……..

Improving the Quality of Life in Linn and Benton Counties through Affordable Housing


Linn-Benton Housing Authority is a regional public corporation created by Linn and Benton Counties to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for low-income residents. We are empowered to undertake all activities necessary to accomplish this public purpose, including acquiring property, developing housing, issuing tax-exempt bonds, entering into mortgages, borrowing money, accepting grants, entering into partnerships, and managing property.

Linn-Benton Housing Authority is the largest provider of affordable housing opportunities in the area, serving over 2,600 families, and annually paying over $14 million in rental subsidies directly to area landlords.

Linn-Benton Housing Authority is separate and distinct from HUD, county government, and other county and state agencies, much like a special district. We are a regional public agency. We are not a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Linn-Benton Housing Authority is governed by a nine-member Board of Commissioners appointed by Linn and Benton County Commissioners.

Linn-Benton Housing Authority employs approximately 30 area residents.

Linn-Benton Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, source of income or physical or mental disability.  The person responsible for insuring compliance with civil rights, and Section 504 is the Executive Director of the Linn-Benton Housing Authority.  He/She can be reached at (541) 926-4497.  Click here for more information on Fair Housing including a form to file a complaint.  Please contact us if you need assistance.