Chaucer Court
1019 Sw 10th Ave
Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon 97205

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Funding Programs

Chaucer Court was developed and operates with Federal housing financing. The property utilizes the Project Based Sec. 8 Federal housing program to make rent affordable to lower income tenants.

Section 8

Chaucer Court has a project-based Section 8 contract. 83 of the 83 total units at the property receive Section 8 assistance. This means that 100% of the renter households in the property pay no more than 30% of their adjusted income for rent.

The current Section 8 contract was effective on December 21, 2010 and the contract expires on October 20, 2031. The Section 8 contract rent is 115% of the Fair Market Rent for the area. According to the HUD Multifamily database, the fair market rents for the area are $886.00 for Zero Bedroom and $1,021.00 for One Bedroom.

26% of Oregon properties and 26% of all properties across the country have Section 8 rental subsidies. See the Rent Subsidies section for more.


Chaucer Court is an affordable apartment community located in Portland, Oregon which is located in Multnomah County. The property is located in Oregon's 3rd Congressional District served by Representative Earl Blumenauer (D), Senator Ron Wyden (D) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D).

Chaucer Court is an apartment community containing 83 rental units. The property contains 54 bedrooms and based on typical apartment occupancy limits, Chaucer Court is home to not more than 110 persons when fully occupied.

Rent Subsidies

Chaucer Court provides rental subsidies to renters. The type of subsidy provided to apartment renters in Portland, OR by this property is Project Based Sec. 8.

This subsidy allows the renter to pay 30% of his or her income for rent while the subsidy pays the difference. To qualify, a renter must earn 50% or less of the Area Median Income.

There is a minimum rent payment of not less than $25 and as much as $50 for all subsidy recipients at this property. That means that even if a renter has zero income, they will still be required to pay rent. In recent years, there have been various legislative proposals to increase the Section 8 minimum rent but advocates make the valid point that minimum rents affect the poorest of the poor.

Unit Mix

Chaucer Court contains a mix of 83 assisted studio and one bedroom apartments for rent. There are 29 Studio and 54 One Bedroom apartments in this property. The unit mix is 35% Studio and 65% One Bedroom apartment rentals. The average bedroom size for Chaucer Court is 0.65.

Oregon's 3rd

Congressional District


Total Units


Project Based Sec. 8 Units


% of Fair Market Rent


Project Based Sec. 8 Contract Expiration

Studio and One

Unit Mix


Average Bedroom Size

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