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Affordable Housing In Ashland
Jackson County, Oregon

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ashland

Snowberry Brook

2261 Villard St
Ashland, Oregon
1-3 BR

Ashley Senior Center Apartments

2301 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Ashley Garden Apartments

245 Tolman Creek Rd
Ashland, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Star Thistle Apartments

1971 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, Oregon
Disabled Supportive Housing

Donald E Lewis Retirement Center

500 Ymca Way
Ashland, Oregon
Elderly Supportive Housing


41 Garfield St
Ashland, Oregon
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Housing Authorities that serve Ashland

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Jackson County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Moderate Rehabilitation

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ashland, Oregon

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 219 affordable apartments for rent in Ashland, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Ashland, Oregon

Ashland features 153 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 Ashland, Oregon

There are 66 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ashland.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ashland, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ashland landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Ashland.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ashland, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $935 and $1,143.

2021 Ashland, 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
Ashland, Oregon Fair Market Rent $727 $788 $1,039 $1,487 $1,799
Ashland, Oregon Payment Standard Range $654 to $800 $709 to $867 $935 to $1,143 $1,338 to $1,636 $1,619 to $1,979

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ashland, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 219
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 153
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.68%
Average Renter Household Size 2.13
Average Household Size 2.10
Median Household Income $45,704 ±$4,203
Median Rent $959 ±$65
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.57% ± 6.74pp
Total Population 20,556

Population and Household Demographics

Ashland is a city in Jackson County, Oregon with a population of 20,556. There are 9,446 households in the city with an average household size of 2.10 persons. 45.68% of households in Ashland are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ashland

The median gross income for households in Ashland is $45,704 a year, or $3,809 a month. The median rent for the city is $959 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ashland, a household making less than $3,197 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Ashland.

Area Median Income In Ashland

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 Ashland, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jackson County.

In Ashland, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,100

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 Ashland

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 Ashland

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ashland AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,000
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ashland AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,800 $26,050 $29,300 $32,550 $35,200 $37,800 $40,400 $43,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ashland AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,500 $41,700 $46,900 $52,100 $56,300 $60,450 $64,650 $68,800