Hotel Alder

415 SW Alder St.
Portland, OR 97204

The Project-Based Section 8 SRO and Fair Market SRO waiting lists (two separate lists) are currently open.

The Hotel Alder is a five-story historic apartment building consisting of 99 single-room occupancy units located in the heart of downtown Portland. The Hotel Alder is an alcohol- and drug-free community. All units are income and rent restricted, with some project-based Section 8 rent subsidized units available.

Community Overview

  • Number of units: 99
  • Built: 1910
  • Public transportation: Centrally located near multiple bus lines, MAX stations (0.4 mile)
  • Grocery stores: Safeway (0.8 mile), Fred Meyer (0.9mile), Target Grocery (0.5 mile), Whole Foods (0.5 mile)
  • Parks: South Park Blocks (0.7 mile), Tom McCall Waterfront Park (0.4 mile), Washington Park (1.8 miles)
  • Health facilities: Legacy Good Samaritan (1.5 miles), Providence Medical Center, Old Town Clinic (0.4 miles), Old Town Recovery Center (0.4 miles)
  • Other: Portland State University Farmer’s Market (1.0 mile)

The Hotel Alder PBV Section 8 and Fair Market waiting are open.

To apply, first review the screening and eligibility requirements below, found in Tenant Selection Plan (Section 8) and Building Criteria (Fair Market).  Then, submit a pre-application for the unit type you are interested in:

  • Hotel Alder Section 8 Tenant Selection Plan
    • Applicants who have a program staff member complete a Self-Sufficiency Referral may receive preference on the waitlist, but this is not required.
      • If you are interested in rent-subsidized units at the Hotel Alder, submit the Section 8 pre-application following the instructions in the section below
  • Hotel Alder Fair Market Building Criteria
    • If you are interested in rent restricted units without subsidy at the Hotel Alder, submit the  Fair Market pre-application following the instructions in the section below.
    • Applicants currently working with a program listed on the Partner Agency List  may submit a  Partner Agency Referral Form once completed and signed by the program. Submittal of Partner Agency Referral form is optional, but provides an applicant preference on the waiting list.

Submitting Your Section 8 and Fair Market Pre-Application Materials: maroon arrow pointing right

You have two options for submitting your pre-application materials: 

  • Email. Send your completed and signed pre-application materials to for Section 8 units and Fair Market units.  Please note that these are separate pre-applications, submitting one does not put you on both lists.
  • In-person. Bring your completed and signed pre-application materials to the CCC Housing Office at 523 NW Everett St., Portland OR, 97209.

Note: CCC strongly encourages applicants to submit pre-application forms by email so there is a electronic record and we can provide a receipt. CCC will not accept faxed applications or those submitted directly at Hotel Alder.


  • Laundry
  • Community room
  • Non-smoking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • On-site services
  • On-site staff
  • Pets are not allowed at the Hotel Alder.  Applicants/Tenants may request service or assistance animals as a reasonable accommodation when necessary to support a verified disability. All requests are subject to management approval.

Eligibility and screening

  • A security deposit is not required at the Hotel Alder.
  • The building is a mixture of ADFC (alcohol- and drug-free community) and non-ADFC units.  
  • For more information on screening requirements, refer to the Hotel Alder Tenant Selection Plan and Building Criteria.

Units at the Hotel Alder are income and rent restricted based on a percentage of Median Family Income (%MFI) for Multnomah County. Households must earn annual income below the corresponding %MFI to be eligible for the unit. Click here for information to help you determine the maximum income limit.

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