Affordable Housing In Baker County
Oregon

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baker County

The Elms Apartments

2920 Elm St
Baker City, OR
HCV Welcome

Elkhorn Village Chrisman Mgmt

3085 Resort St
Baker City, OR

Eldon Street Apartments

1645 Eldon Ave
Baker City, OR
HCV Welcome

Green Acres

1560 Indiana Ave
Baker City, OR
HCV Welcome
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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 154 affordable apartments for rent in Baker County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 48 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Baker County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 106 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Baker County

Housing Authority Programs
Northeast Oregon Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Baker County, Oregon

Baker County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 154
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 48
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Total Population 16,052
Housing Units 7,160
Average Household Size 2.16
Median Household Income $41,098 ±$1,708
Median Rent $608 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.63% ± 6.86pp

Population and Household Demographics

Baker County is a County in Oregon with a population of 16,052. There are 7,160 households in the county with an average household size of 2.16 persons. 33.94% of households in Baker County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Baker County

The median gross income for households in Baker County is $41,098 a year, or $3,425 a month. The median rent for the county is $608 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Baker County, a household making less than $2,027 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Baker County.1

Area Median Income In Baker County

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.

In Baker County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,500

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 Baker County

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 Baker County HUD Rental Assistance in Baker County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
50% of Median $20,150 $23,000 $25,900 $28,750 $31,050 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
80% of Median $32,200 $36,800 $41,400 $46,000 $49,700 $53,400 $57,050 $60,750

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Baker County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,150 $23,000 $25,900 $28,750 $31,050 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
60% of Median $24,180 $27,600 $31,080 $34,500 $37,260 $40,020 $42,780 $45,540

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Baker County is $31,080 a year, or $2,590 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,590 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $777 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $504 $539 $648 $748 $834 $920
60% $605 $647 $777 $897 $1,001 $1,104
Fair Market Rents in Baker County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$454 $529 $700 $1,011 $1,230

Cities In Baker County

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City Listings Served By
Baker 0
Baker City 4
Greenhorn 0
Haines 0
Halfway 0
Huntington 0
Richland 0
Sumpter 0
Unity 0