Affordable Housing In Baker County
Oregon

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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 154 affordable apartments for rent in Baker County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 48 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Baker County. There are 202 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Baker County is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Baker County

2920 Elm St
Baker City, Oregon
The Elms Apartments is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Baker City.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Baker City.
HOME
3085 Resort St
Baker City, Oregon
Elkhorn Village Chrisman Mgmt is a 72 unit low income housing apartment community in Baker City.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Baker City.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
1645 Eldon Ave
Baker City, Oregon
Eldon Street Apartments is a 10 unit low income housing apartment community in Baker City.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Baker City.
HOME
1560 Indiana Ave
Baker City, Oregon
Green Acres is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Baker City.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing HOME Rural Development Rental Assistance Project Based Rental Assistance
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Housing Authorities that serve Baker County

The Northeast Oregon Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in La Grande, Oregon.

Understanding 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 31.68%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Total Population 16,134
Housing Units 7,040
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $40,576 ±$2,254
Median Rent $626 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.04% ± 6.92pp

Population and Household Demographics

Baker County is a County in Oregon with a population of 16,134. There are 7,040 households in the county with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 31.68% of households in Baker County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Baker County

The median gross income for households in Baker County is $40,576 a year, or $3,381 a month. The median rent for the county is $626 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 $2,087 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Baker County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2014 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 6.92 percentage points.

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 $52,200

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.

Baker County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $12,060 $16,240 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $30,950 $33,050 $35,200
50% $18,700 $21,350 $24,000 $26,650 $28,800 $30,950 $33,050 $35,200
80% $29,900 $34,150 $38,400 $42,650 $46,100 $49,500 $52,900 $56,300

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Baker County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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.

Baker County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% $18,700 $21,350 $24,000 $26,650 $28,800 $30,950 $33,050 $35,200
HERA 50% $20,950 $23,950 $26,950 $29,900 $32,300 $34,700 $37,100 $39,500
60% $22,440 $25,620 $28,800 $31,980 $34,560 $37,140 $39,660 $42,240
HERA 60% $25,140 $28,740 $32,340 $35,880 $38,760 $41,640 $44,520 $47,400

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 $28,800 a year, or $2,400 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,400 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $720 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 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 1 Bed 5 Bed
50% $468 $501 $600 $693 $774 $853
60% $561 $601 $720 $832 $929 $1,024
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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$477 $512 $681 $919 $1,161

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