Affordable Housing In Coos Bay
7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Coos Bay
Housing Authorities that serve Coos Bay
|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 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|
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|