Portland Housing Authority

Portland Housing Authority
107 Potts Avenue
P.O. Box 37
Portland, TN 37148-0037
Phone: (615) 325-4559
Portland Housing Authority
105 Valley View Drive
Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150
Phone: (615) 699-2107


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Portland Housing Authority Office in Portland

The Portland Housing Authority operates 90 units of low-income public housing in Portland, Tennessee, and 30 units of public housing in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee.  They have housing for families, the elderly and handicapped individuals.

Applications are taken at the Portland office Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.    Applications are taken at the Red Boiling Springs office on Wednesdays only from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Persons wishing to apply should bring proof of income and their social security cards.  There is a waiting list for units, but applications are always needed as there is a fairly-high turnover rate.

Renters have a choice of two payment plans: 1) a fixed 30 percent of their income, or 2) a flat monthly rate.   The renter may choose the one that best suits his or her budget.


housing unit in red boiling springs

housing unit in red boiling springs

housing unit in red boiling springs
Rental Units in Red Boiling Springs

Units are rented in these sizes: efficiency (zero bedrooms), one bedrooms, two bedrooms, three bedrooms and four bedrooms.  Not all sizes will be available at any time, and some sizes turn over much slower than others.

The Portland Housing Authority was created as part of the State of Tennessee's low-income housing program.  It was chartered in 1966.  The Authority receives its funds from a combination of rent and subsidies from the State and Federal government.

In 1969, when the big flood hit Red Boiling Springs, the Portland Housing Authority sent mobile homes to Red Boiling Springs to be used as temporary housing.  These were later replaced by wooden structures which, a few years ago, were remodeled with brick exteriors. 

From the time the mobile homes arrived in Red Boiling Springs in 1969, the Portland Housing Authority has had responsibility for the low-income housing in Red Boiling Springs.  This continues to this day.

The Portland Housing Authority is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners who serve five-year terms. 

The Portland Housing Authority is not associated in any way with the City of Portland's government with one exception:  The Mayor of the City of Portland appoints the Board of Commissioners.

For more information on housing opportunities, please contact the Portland Housing Authority.


Map to the Portland office.