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Affordable Housing In Clackamas County
Oregon

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There are 61 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 4,333 affordable apartments for rent in Clackamas County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 1,278 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 308 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Clackamas County. There are 3,797 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 Clackamas County is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.

Affordable Apartments in Clackamas County

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8719 SE Monterey Avenue
Happy Valley, Oregon
Town Center Station Community is a 52 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Happy Valley.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Happy Valley.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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600 May St
Oregon City, Oregon
Oregon City Terrace is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Oregon City.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Project Based Rental Assistance
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10005 SE Bell Ave
Milwaukie, Oregon
Cascade Meadows is a 62 unit low income housing apartment community in Milwaukie.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Project Based Rental Assistance
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11609 SW Toulouse St
Wilsonville, Oregon
Charleston Apartments is a 52 unit low income housing apartment community in Wilsonville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Project Based Rental Assistance
Accessible Units
Persons With Disabilities
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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11802 SE Fuller Rd
Milwaukie, Oregon
Seneca Terrace is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community in Milwaukie.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Project Based Rental Assistance
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Clackamas County

The Housing Authority of Clackamas County is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Oregon City, Oregon.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Clackamas County, Oregon

Clackamas County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties61
Total Low Income Apartments4,333
Total Rent Assisted Apartments1,278
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters31.76%
Average Renter Household Size2.39
Total Population389,438
Housing Units149,522
Average Household Size2.59
Median Household Income$65,965 ±$1,014
Median Rent$1,037 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened47.45% ± 2.09pp

Population and Household Demographics

Clackamas County is a County in Oregon with a population of 389,438. There are 149,522 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 31.76% of households in Clackamas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clackamas County

The median gross income for households in Clackamas County is $65,965 a year, or $5,497 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,037 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clackamas County, a household making less than $3,457 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.47.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Clackamas County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 2.09 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Clackamas 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 Clackamas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,700

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 Clackamas 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.

Clackamas County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$15,700$17,950$20,420$24,600$28,780$32,960$37,140$41,320
50%$26,150$29,900$33,650$37,350$40,350$43,350$46,350$49,350
80%$41,850$47,800$53,800$59,750$64,550$69,350$74,100$78,900

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.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Clackamas County

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

From 1988 to 2012, 34 low income apartment communities containing 2,754 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Clackamas County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Clackamas 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.

Clackamas County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$26,150$29,900$33,650$37,350$40,350$43,350$46,350$49,350
HERA 50%$26,300$30,050$33,800$37,550$40,600$43,600$46,600$49,600
60%$31,380$35,880$40,380$44,820$48,420$52,020$55,620$59,220
HERA 60%$31,560$36,060$40,560$45,060$48,720$52,320$55,920$59,520

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 Clackamas County is $40,380 a year, or $3,365 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,365 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,010 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 AMIStudio2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed1 Bed5 Bed
50%$654$701$841$971$1,084$1,196
60%$785$841$1,010$1,166$1,301$1,436
Fair Market Rents in Clackamas 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
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$946$1,053$1,242$1,808$2,188

Cities In Clackamas County

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CityListingsServed By
Barlow0
Beavercreek0
Canby8The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canby is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Damascus1
Estacada4The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Estacada is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Gladstone1
Government Camp1
Happy Valley4The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Happy Valley is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Jennings Lodge0
Johnson City0
Lake Oswego2The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Oswego is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Milwaukie12The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milwaukie is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Molalla3The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Molalla is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Mount Hood Village0
Mulino0
Oak Grove0
Oatfield0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oatfield is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Oregon City10The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oregon City is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Rivergrove0
Sandy4The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sandy is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Stafford0
Tualatin3The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tualatin is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
West Linn0
Wilsonville8The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilsonville is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.