Quimby Street Apartments

455 NE Quimby Ave
Bend, Oregon
1 BR

Azimuth 315 Apartments

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

Moonlight Townhomes

2140 Northeast Moonlight Drive
Bend, Oregon
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2-3 BR

Daggett Townhomes

2097 Northeast Daggett Lane
Bend, Oregon
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2-3 BR

Mountain Laurel Lodge

990 SW Yates Dr
Bend, Oregon
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1-2 BR
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There are 973 low-income apartments in Bend that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Bend, Oregon can range from $665 to $665 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 226 low-income homes in Bend where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $387 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on May 21st, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Bend, Oregon

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

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)
Go to the Oregon Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Bend.

Bend, Oregon Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Bend, Oregon

Bend features 226 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 973 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 $1,343 and $1,641.

2023 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
Bend, Oregon Fair Market Rent $999 $1,184 $1,492 $2,120 $2,541
Bend, Oregon Payment Standard Range $899 to $1,099 $1,066 to $1,302 $1,343 to $1,641 $1,908 to $2,332 $2,287 to $2,795

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Bend, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 1,199
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 226
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 $104,400

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bend AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,000 $22,850 $25,700 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bend AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,350 $38,100 $42,850 $47,600 $51,450 $55,250 $59,050 $62,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bend AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$53,350 $60,950 $68,550 $76,150 $82,250 $88,350 $94,450 $100,550