Affordable Housing In Clatsop County
Oregon

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There are 15 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 478 affordable apartments for rent in Clatsop County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 253 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 150 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Clatsop County. There are 396 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 Clatsop County is the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Clatsop County

Image of Shorewood Apartments
1121 Spruce Court
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Shorewood Apartments is a 34 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Cannon Beach.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Rural Development Rental Assistance Project Based Rental Assistance
Image of Salmonberry Knoll Apartments
1250 S Wahanna Road
Seaside, Oregon
Salmonberry Knoll Apartments is a 36 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Seaside.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Rural Development Rental Assistance Project Based Rental Assistance
2775 Steam Whistle Way
Astoria, Oregon
Astoria Gateway Apartments is a 41 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Astoria.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Astoria.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
150 S Wahanna Rd
Seaside, Oregon
Sandhill Apartments is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community in Seaside.
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
1508 Exchange St
Astoria, Oregon
Owens - Adair Building is a 46 unit low income housing apartment community in Astoria.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance

Housing Authorities that serve Clatsop County

The Northwest Oregon Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Warrenton, Oregon.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Clatsop County, Oregon

Clatsop County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 478
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 253
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Total Population 37,039
Housing Units 15,742
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $47,337 ±$2,368
Median Rent $825 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.08% ± 4.8pp

Population and Household Demographics

Clatsop County is a County in Oregon with a population of 37,039. There are 15,742 households in the county with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 38.51% of households in Clatsop County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clatsop County

The median gross income for households in Clatsop County is $47,337 a year, or $3,945 a month. The median rent for the county is $825 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clatsop County, a household making less than $2,750 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.08% of households who rent are overburdened in Clatsop County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2014 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 4.8 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Clatsop 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 Clatsop County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,700

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 Clatsop 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.

Clatsop County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $12,550 $16,240 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $32,960 $37,050 $39,450
50% $20,900 $23,900 $26,900 $29,850 $32,250 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
80% $33,450 $38,200 $43,000 $47,750 $51,600 $55,400 $59,250 $63,050

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 Clatsop County

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

From 1990 to 2011, 10 low income apartment communities containing 318 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Clatsop County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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

Clatsop County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% $20,900 $23,900 $26,900 $29,850 $32,250 $34,650 $37,050 $39,450
HERA 50% $21,000 $24,000 $27,000 $30,000 $32,400 $34,800 $37,200 $39,600
60% $25,080 $28,680 $32,280 $35,820 $38,700 $41,580 $44,460 $47,340
HERA 60% $25,200 $28,800 $32,400 $36,000 $38,880 $41,760 $44,640 $47,520

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 Clatsop County is $32,280 a year, or $2,690 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,690 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $807 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 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 1 Bed 5 Bed
50% $523 $560 $673 $776 $866 $956
60% $627 $672 $807 $932 $1,040 $1,148
Fair Market Rents in Clatsop 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
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$622 $643 $827 $1,204 $1,457

Cities In Clatsop County

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Astoria 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Astoria is the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.
Cannon Beach 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cannon Beach is the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.
Gearhart 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gearhart is the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.
Jeffers Gardens 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jeffers Gardens is the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.
Seaside 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seaside is the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.
Warrenton 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warrenton is the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.
Westport 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westport is the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.