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Affordable Housing In Bend
Deschutes County, Oregon

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bend

Quimby Street Apartments

455 NE Quimby Ave
Bend, Oregon
1 BR

Cedarwest Apartments

825 Watt Way
Bend, Oregon
Income Based
1-3 BR

Ariel South Apartments

1707 SE Tempest Dr
Bend, Oregon
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Healy Heights

1900 NE Bear Creek Rd
Bend, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Putnam Pointe

750 NW Lava Rd
Bend, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Mountain Laurel Lodge

990 SW Yates Dr
Bend, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Azimuth 315 Apartments

2155 Northwest Labiche Lane
Bend, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Crest Butte Apartments

1695 NE Purcell Blvd
Bend, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Discovery Park Lodge

2868 NW Crossing Dr
Bend, Oregon

Daggett Townhomes

2097 Northeast Daggett Lane
Bend, Oregon
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Bend

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Works Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bend, Oregon

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,080 affordable apartments for rent in Bend, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Bend, Oregon

Bend features 202 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 Bend, Oregon

There are 878 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bend.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bend, Oregon

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bend, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,077 and $1,317.

2020 Bend, 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 $838 $986 $1,197 $1,727 $2,102
Payment Standard Range $754 to $922 $887 to $1,085 $1,077 to $1,317 $1,554 to $1,900 $1,892 to $2,312

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bend, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,080
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 202
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.82%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $52,989 ±$2,926
Median Rent $955 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.27% ± 4.56pp
Total Population 81,780

Population and Household Demographics

Bend is a city in Deschutes County, Oregon with a population of 81,780. There are 33,396 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 41.82% of households in Bend are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bend

The median gross income for households in Bend is $52,989 a year, or $4,416 a month. The median rent for the city is $955 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bend, a household making less than $3,183 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Bend.

Area Median Income In Bend

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 Bend, the AMI is calculated from all households within Deschutes County.

In Bend, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,600

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 Bend

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 Bend

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,100 $18,400 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,850 $30,650 $34,500 $38,300 $41,400 $44,450 $47,500 $50,600
80% of Median $42,950 $49,050 $55,200 $61,300 $66,250 $71,150 $76,050 $80,950