Affordable Housing In Coos Bay
Coos County, Oregon

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Coos Bay

Lake Empire Apartments

1660 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Coos Curry Transition House I

994 N 9th St
Coos Bay, OR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Baybridge Apartments

183 Norman Ave
Coos Bay, OR
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Seacrest

225 S 9th St
Coos Bay, OR

Lakeview Village

172 Nemark Ave
Coos Bay, OR
HCV Welcome

Woodland Apartments

245 S Schoneman Avenue
Coos Bay, OR
Subsidized

Tioga Room and Apartments

275 N Broadway
Coos Bay, OR
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Coos Bay

Housing Authority Programs
North Bend City Housing Authority Public Housing
Coos-Curry Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Coos Bay, Oregon

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 162 affordable apartments for rent in Coos Bay, Oregon. Coos Bay features 130 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 32 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Coos Bay.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Coos Bay, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 162
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 130
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $38,780 ±$1,988
Median Rent $708 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.06% ± 6.14pp
Total Population 16,062

Population and Household Demographics

Coos Bay is a City in Coos County, Oregon with a population of 16,062. There are 6,734 households in the city with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 45.05% of households in Coos Bay are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Coos Bay

The median gross income for households in Coos Bay is $38,780 a year, or $3,232 a month. The median rent for the city is $708 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Coos Bay, a household making less than $2,360 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.06% of households who rent are overburdened in Coos Bay.1

Area Median Income In Coos Bay

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Coos Bay, the AMI is calculated from all households within Coos County.

In Coos Bay, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,400

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 Coos Bay

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 Coos Bay HUD Rental Assistance in Coos Bay

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
50% of Median $20,150 $23,000 $25,900 $28,750 $31,050 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
80% of Median $32,200 $36,800 $41,400 $46,000 $49,700 $53,400 $57,050 $60,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Coos Bay

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

From 1988 to 2008, 2 low income apartment communities containing 50 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Coos Bay 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 Coos Bay

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,150 $23,000 $25,900 $28,750 $31,050 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
60% of Median $24,180 $27,600 $31,080 $34,500 $37,260 $40,020 $42,780 $45,540

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 Coos Bay is $31,080 a year, or $2,590 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,590 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $777 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% $504 $539 $648 $748 $834 $920
60% $605 $647 $777 $897 $1,001 $1,104
Fair Market Rents in Coos Bay

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
$592 $712 $875 $1,262 $1,503