Affordable Housing In Cannon Beach
Clatsop County, Oregon

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cannon Beach

Shorewood Apartments

1121 Spruce Court
Cannon Beach, OR
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1-3 BR
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Elk Creek

357 Elk Creek Rd
Cannon Beach, OR
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Elk Creek Terrace Apartments

350 Elk Creek Rd
Cannon Beach, OR
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There are 3 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 106 affordable apartments for rent in Cannon Beach. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 34 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Cannon Beach, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 72 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Cannon Beach

Housing Authority Programs
Northwest Oregon Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 106
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 34
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.68%
Average Renter Household Size 2.01
Total Population 1,549
Housing Units 738
Average Household Size 1.97
Median Household Income $50,913 ±$6,210
Median Rent $824 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50% ± 14.18pp

Population and Household Demographics

Cannon Beach is a City in Clatsop County, Oregon with a population of 1,549. There are 738 households in the city with an average household size of 1.97 persons. 50.68% of households in Cannon Beach are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cannon Beach

The median gross income for households in Cannon Beach is $50,913 a year, or $4,243 a month. The median rent for the city is $824 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cannon Beach, a household making less than $2,747 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50% of households who rent are overburdened in Cannon Beach.1

Area Median Income In Cannon Beach

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 Cannon Beach, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clatsop County.

In Cannon Beach, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,700

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 Cannon Beach

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 Cannon Beach HUD Rental Assistance in Cannon Beach

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,600 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,750
50% of Median $22,650 $25,900 $29,150 $32,350 $34,950 $37,550 $40,150 $42,750
80% of Median $36,250 $41,400 $46,600 $51,750 $55,900 $60,050 $64,200 $68,350
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Cannon Beach

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1994 to 1997, 2 low income apartment communities containing 70 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Cannon Beach by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Cannon Beach

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,650 $25,900 $29,150 $32,350 $34,950 $37,550 $40,150 $42,750
60% of Median $27,180 $31,080 $34,980 $38,820 $41,940 $45,060 $48,180 $51,300

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 Cannon Beach is $34,980 a year, or $2,915 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,915 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $875 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% $566 $607 $729 $841 $939 $1,036
60% $680 $728 $875 $1,010 $1,127 $1,244
Fair Market Rents in Cannon Beach

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
$599 $700 $866 $1,252 $1,354