Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Astoria
Clatsop County, Oregon

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Astoria

Astoria Gateway Apartments

2775 Steam Whistle Way
Astoria, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Owens - Adair Building

1508 Exchange St
Astoria, Oregon

Meriwether Village

101 Madison Ave
Astoria, Oregon

Astoria Gateway II

2850 Marine Dr
Astoria, Oregon

Wheatridge Manor

801 S 3rd St
Astoria, Kansas
  • «
  • 1
  • »

Housing Authorities that serve Astoria

Housing Authority Programs
Northwest Oregon Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Astoria, Oregon

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 176 affordable apartments for rent in Astoria, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Astoria, Oregon

Astoria features 135 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 Astoria, Oregon

There are 41 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Astoria.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Astoria, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Astoria landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Astoria.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Astoria, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $909 and $1,111.

2020 Astoria, 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 $693 $825 $1,010 $1,457 $1,551
Payment Standard Range $624 to $762 $743 to $908 $909 to $1,111 $1,311 to $1,603 $1,396 to $1,706

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Astoria, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 176
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 135
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.03
Average Household Size 2.13
Median Household Income $44,663 ±$5,132
Median Rent $720 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.03% ± 6.32pp
Total Population 9,537

Population and Household Demographics

Astoria is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon with a population of 9,537. There are 4,335 households in the city with an average household size of 2.13 persons. 50.98% of households in Astoria are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Astoria

The median gross income for households in Astoria is $44,663 a year, or $3,722 a month. The median rent for the city is $720 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Astoria, a household making less than $2,400 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Astoria.

Area Median Income In Astoria

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 Astoria, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clatsop County.

In Astoria, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,600

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 Astoria

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 Astoria

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,700 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,450 $27,950 $31,450 $34,900 $37,700 $40,500 $43,300 $46,100
80% of Median $39,100 $44,700 $50,300 $55,850 $60,350 $64,800 $69,300 $73,750