Affordable Housing In Clackamas County
Oregon

57 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clackamas County

Carriage Court

701 NW 5th Cir
Canby, OR
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Town Center Station

8719 SE Monterey Ave
Happy Valley, OR
$470-568
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Molalla Gardens

180 Fenton Ave
Molalla, OR
$640-749
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Holiday Garden Sandy Apartments

39665 Evans St
Sandy, OR
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

The Greens at Ridings Apartments

511 Ridings Ave
Molalla, OR
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Acadia Gardens

8370 SE Causey Ave
Happy Valley, OR
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
HCV Welcome

Sandy Vista

40747 SE Highway 26
Sandy, OR
$523-890
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Willamalane Apartments

4707 SE Boardman Ave
Milwaukie, OR
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Canby Village

488 NW 6th Ave
Canby, OR
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Fox Pointe Apartments

4616 SE Roethe Rd
Milwaukie, OR
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Clackamas County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Clackamas County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clackamas County, Oregon

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 57 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,008 affordable apartments for rent in Clackamas County, Oregon. Clackamas County features 1,292 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 2,716 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clackamas County.

Clackamas County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 57
Total Low Income Apartments 4,008
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,292
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $65,965 ±$1,014
Median Rent $1,037 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.45% ± 2.09pp
Total Population 389,438

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

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 $87,900

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.

Income Qualifications for Clackamas County HUD Rental Assistance in Clackamas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,450 $21,100 $23,750 $26,350 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $30,800 $35,200 $39,600 $43,950 $47,500 $51,000 $54,500 $58,050
80% of Median $49,250 $56,250 $63,300 $70,300 $75,950 $81,550 $87,200 $92,800
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.

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 Clackamas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $30,800 $35,200 $39,600 $43,950 $47,500 $51,000 $54,500 $58,050
60% of Median $36,960 $42,240 $47,520 $52,740 $57,000 $61,200 $65,400 $69,660

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 $47,520 a year, or $3,960 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,960 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,188 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% $770 $825 $990 $1,143 $1,275 $1,407
60% $924 $990 $1,188 $1,372 $1,530 $1,688
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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$1,192 $1,289 $1,495 $2,157 $2,625

Cities In Clackamas County

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City Listings Served By
Wilsonville 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilsonville is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Oregon City 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oregon City is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Oatfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oatfield is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Milwaukie 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milwaukie is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Canby 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canby is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Estacada 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Estacada is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Molalla 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Molalla is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Tualatin 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tualatin is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Sandy 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sandy is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Lake Oswego 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Oswego is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Happy Valley 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Happy Valley is the Housing Authority of Clackamas County.
Government Camp 1
West Linn 0
Gladstone 1
Barlow 0
Beavercreek 0
Damascus 1
Jennings Lodge 0
Johnson City 0
Mount Hood Village 0
Mulino 0
Oak Grove 0
Rivergrove 0
Stafford 0