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Affordable Housing In Coos Bay
Coos County, Oregon

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Coos Bay

Lake Empire Apartments

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

Coos Curry Transition House I

994 N 9th St
Coos Bay, Oregon
Elderly Supportive Housing

Baybridge Apartments

183 Norman Ave
Coos Bay, Oregon
Disabled Supportive Housing


225 S 9th St
Coos Bay, Oregon

Lakeview Village

172 Nemark Ave
Coos Bay, Oregon

Woodland Apartments

245 S Schoneman Avenue
Coos Bay, Oregon

Tioga Room and Apartments

275 N Broadway
Coos Bay, Oregon
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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.

Income Based Apartments in Coos Bay, Oregon

Coos Bay features 130 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 Coos Bay, Oregon

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Coos Bay.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Coos Bay, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Coos Bay landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Coos Bay.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Coos Bay, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $788 and $963.

2020 Coos Bay, 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
Fair Market Rent $592 $712 $875 $1,262 $1,503
Payment Standard Range $533 to $651 $641 to $783 $788 to $963 $1,136 to $1,388 $1,353 to $1,653

Sourced from federal housing data and 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.

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 $53,400

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 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 $12,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $38,100 $40,550
50% of Median $21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
80% of Median $34,400 $39,300 $44,200 $49,100 $53,050 $57,000 $60,900 $64,850