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Affordable Housing In Albany
Benton County, Oregon

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Albany

Hillhouse Apartments

1900 Hill St SE
Albany, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-5 BR

Millwood Manor Apartments

2550 14th Ave SE # 14
Albany, Oregon
Call For Rent
1 BR

Santiam Terrace Apartments

855 Chicago St SE
Albany, Oregon
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Oak Plaza

1265 Salem Ave SE
Albany, Oregon

Brooklawn Apartments

2070 Queen Ave SW
Albany, Oregon

Periwinkle Place

2300 Queen Ave SE
Albany, Oregon

Park Rose

6th Ave and Burkhart St
Albany, Oregon

30th Place Duplex

204 30th Pl SE
Albany, Oregon

Mitchell Place

1921 Waverly Dr SE
Albany, Oregon

Songbird Village

215 21st St SE
Albany, Oregon

Guide To Affordable Housing in Albany, Oregon

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 460 affordable apartments for rent in Albany, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Albany, Oregon

Albany features 162 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Albany, Oregon

There are 298 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Albany.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Albany, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Albany landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Albany.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Albany, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,059 and $1,295.

2020 Albany, Oregon Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $869 $991 $1,177 $1,698 $2,066
Payment Standard Range $782 to $956 $892 to $1,090 $1,059 to $1,295 $1,528 to $1,868 $1,859 to $2,273

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Albany, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 460
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 162
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.02%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.57
Median Household Income $47,150 ±$2,244
Median Rent $801 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55% ± 4.61pp
Total Population 51,511

Population and Household Demographics

Albany is a city in Benton County, Oregon with a population of 51,511. There are 19,729 households in the city with an average household size of 2.57 persons. 41.02% of households in Albany are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Albany

The median gross income for households in Albany is $47,150 a year, or $3,929 a month. The median rent for the city is $801 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Albany, a household making less than $2,670 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55% of households who rent are overburdened in Albany.

Area Median Income In Albany

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Albany, the AMI is calculated from all households within Benton County.

In Albany, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,000

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Albany

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Albany

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,050 $19,450 $21,900 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,350 $32,400 $36,450 $40,500 $43,750 $47,000 $50,250 $53,500
80% of Median $45,400 $51,850 $58,350 $64,800 $70,000 $75,200 $80,400 $85,550