Affordable Housing In Clatsop County
Oregon

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clatsop County

Shorewood Apartments

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

Salmonberry Knoll Apartments

1250 S Wahanna Road
Seaside, OR
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Astoria Gateway Apartments

2775 Steam Whistle Way
Astoria, OR
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Sandhill Apartments

150 S Wahanna Rd
Seaside, OR
Subsidized

Alder Court

235 SW Alder Ave
Warrenton, OR
Subsidized

Owens - Adair Building

1508 Exchange St
Astoria, OR
Subsidized

Meriwether Village

101 Madison Ave
Astoria, OR
Subsidized

Astoria Gateway II

2850 Marine Dr
Astoria, OR
Subsidized

Hudson Point

1021 S Downing St
Seaside, OR
HCV Welcome

Elk Creek

357 Elk Creek Rd
Cannon Beach, OR
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Clatsop County

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

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 501 affordable apartments for rent in Clatsop County, Oregon. Clatsop County features 277 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 224 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clatsop County.

Clatsop County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 501
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.1

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 $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 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 Clatsop County HUD Rental Assistance in Clatsop County

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 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.

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 Clatsop County

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 Clatsop County 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 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$693 $825 $1,010 $1,457 $1,551

Cities In Clatsop County

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City Listings Served By
Seaside 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seaside 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.
Astoria 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Astoria is the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.
Warrenton 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Warrenton 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.
Westport 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westport is the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority.