Richard L. Harris Building

8 NW 8th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209

The Project-Based Section 8 SRO and Fair Market Studio waiting lists (two separate lists) will open Thursday 10/12/23 at 8:00am PDT. Both lists will remain open until further notice.

The Richard L. Harris Building (also known as the “8×8”) is a 12-story alcohol- and drug-free community building located above CCC’s Old Town Clinic in the downtown Portland Pearl District. There are both single-room occupancy and studio units.

Community Overview

  • Number of units: 180
  • Built: 2004
  • Public transportation:  Centrally located near multiple bus lines, MAX stations (0.4 mile)
  • Grocery stores: Safeway (0.8 mile), Fred Meyer (0.7 mile), Target Grocery (0.4 mile), Whole Foods (0.3 mile)
  • Parks: North Park Blocks (0.1 mile), Tom McCall Waterfront Park (0.5 mile), Couch Park (0.9 mile)
  • Health facilities: Old Town Clinic (on-site), Old Town Recovery Center (on-site), Legacy Good Samaritan, Providence Medical Center,
  • Other: Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University (0.9 mile)

The Richard L. Harris Building  PBV Section 8 and Fair Market waiting lists will open Thursday, 10/12/23 at 8:00am.

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:

  • Richard L. Harris Building Section 8 Tenant Selection Plan
    • If you are interested in rent-subsidized units at the Richard L. Harris Building, submit the Section 8 pre-application following the instructions in the section below
  • Richard L. Harris Building Fair Market Building Criteria
    • If you are interested in rent restricted units without subsidy at the Richard L. Harris Building, submit the Fair Market  pre-application following the instructions in the section below.
    • Applicants currently working with a program listed on the  Partner Agency 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 of the waiting list.

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

  • 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 Richard L. Harris Building.


  • Parking
  • Laundry
  • Community room
  • Smoking/non-smoking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • On-site services
  • On-site staff
  • Pets are not allowed at the Richard L. Harris Building.  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 Richard L. Harris Building.
  • The building is an alcohol- and drug-free community.  
  • For more information on screening requirements, refer to the Richard L. Harris Building Tenant Selection Plan and Building Criteria.

Units at the Richard L. Harris Building 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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