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Affordable Housing In Baker County
Oregon

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Baker County

The Elms Apartments

2920 Elm St
Baker City, Oregon

Elkhorn Village Chrisman Mgmt

3085 Resort St
Baker City, Oregon

Eldon Street Apartments

1645 Eldon Ave
Baker City, Oregon

Green Acres

1560 Indiana Ave
Baker City, Oregon
Subsidized
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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

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 154 affordable apartments for rent in Baker County, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Baker County, Oregon

Baker County features 48 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 Baker County, Oregon

There are 106 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Baker County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Baker County, Oregon

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Baker County, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $711 and $869.

2020 Baker County, 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 $516 $617 $790 $1,140 $1,323
Payment Standard Range $464 to $568 $555 to $679 $711 to $869 $1,026 to $1,254 $1,191 to $1,455

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Baker County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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.

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 $58,100

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 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 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 $12,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $38,100 $40,550
50% of Median $21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
80% of Median $34,400 $39,300 $44,200 $49,100 $53,050 $57,000 $60,900 $64,850

Cities In Baker County

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City Served By
Baker The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Baker is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
Baker City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Baker City is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
Greenhorn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenhorn is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
Haines The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Haines is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
Halfway The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Halfway is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
Huntington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Huntington is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
Richland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richland is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
Sumpter The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sumpter is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
Unity The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Unity is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.