Affordable Housing In Clatsop County
Oregon

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clatsop County

Astoria Gateway II

2850 Marine Dr
Astoria, Oregon
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Shorewood Apartments

1121 Spruce Court
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Astoria Gateway I Apartments

2775 Steam Whistle Way
Astoria, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Salmonberry Knoll Apartments

1250 S Wahanna Road
Seaside, Oregon
Subsidized

Sandhill Apartments

150 S Wahanna Rd
Seaside, Oregon
Subsidized

Alder Court

235 SW Alder Ave
Warrenton, Oregon
Subsidized

Owens - Adair Building

1508 Exchange St
Astoria, Oregon
Subsidized

Meriwether Village

101 Madison Ave
Astoria, Oregon
Subsidized

Hudson Point

1021 S Downing St
Seaside, Oregon

Elk Creek

357 Elk Creek Rd
Cannon Beach, Oregon

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Clatsop County, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Clatsop County, Oregon

Housing Authority Programs
Northwest Oregon Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clatsop County, Oregon

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 465 affordable apartments for rent in Clatsop County, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Clatsop County, Oregon

Clatsop County features 277 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 Clatsop County, Oregon

There are 188 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clatsop County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clatsop County, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Clatsop County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Clatsop County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clatsop County, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $971 and $1,187.

2022 Clatsop County, 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
Clatsop County, Oregon Fair Market Rent $763 $919 $1,079 $1,533 $1,847
Clatsop County, Oregon Payment Standard Range $687 to $839 $827 to $1,011 $971 to $1,187 $1,380 to $1,686 $1,662 to $2,032

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Clatsop County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 465
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 277
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $46,408 ±$2,755
Median Rent $846 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.51% ± 5.4pp
Total Population 37,382

Population and Household Demographics

Clatsop County is a county in Oregon with a population of 37,382. There are 15,726 households in the county with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 39.3% of households in Clatsop County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clatsop County

The median gross income for households in Clatsop County is $46,408 a year, or $3,867 a month. The median rent for the county is $846 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 $2,820 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Clatsop County.

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 $72,900

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 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.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Clatsop County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Clatsop County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,300 $17,500 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Clatsop County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Clatsop County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,850 $46,650 $52,500 $58,300 $63,000 $67,650 $72,300 $77,000

Cities In Clatsop County

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City Served By
Astoria The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Astoria is the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.
Cannon Beach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cannon Beach is the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.
Gearhart The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gearhart is the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.
Jeffers Gardens The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jeffers Gardens is the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.
Seaside The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seaside is the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.
Warrenton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warrenton is the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.
Westport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westport is the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.