Affordable Housing In Coos County
Oregon

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There are 21 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 750 affordable apartments for rent in Coos County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 629 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 309 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Coos County. There are 613 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Coos County are the North Bend CityCoos-Curry Housing Authority and North Bend CityCoos-Curry Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Coos County

1660 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, Oregon
Lake Empire Apartments is a 28 unit low income housing apartment community in Coos Bay.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance
525 9th St SW
Bandon, Oregon
Pine Village is a 30 unit low income housing apartment community in Bandon.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
1201 Shelley Rd
Coquille, Oregon
Hillside Terrace is a 117 unit low income housing apartment community in Coquille.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Project Based Rental Assistance Rural Development Rental Assistance
994 N 9th St
Coos Bay, Oregon
Coos Curry Transition House I is a 8 unit low income housing apartment community in Coos Bay.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
1645 Monroe St
North Bend, Oregon
Monroe Street Group Home is a 8 unit low income housing apartment community in North Bend.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units

Housing Authorities that serve Coos County

The North Bend CityCoos-Curry Housing Authority is a Public Housing public housing agency in North Bend, Oregon.

The North Bend CityCoos-Curry Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in North Bend, Oregon.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Coos County, Oregon

Coos County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 750
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 629
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.4%
Average Renter Household Size 2.30
Total Population 63,043
Housing Units 27,133
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $39,193 ±$1,306
Median Rent $728 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.25% ± 4.39pp

Population and Household Demographics

Coos County is a County in Oregon with a population of 63,043. There are 27,133 households in the county with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 34.4% of households in Coos County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Coos County

The median gross income for households in Coos County is $39,193 a year, or $3,266 a month. The median rent for the county is $728 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Coos County, a household making less than $2,427 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Coos County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2014 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 4.39 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Coos 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 Coos County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $50,400

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 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.

Coos County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $12,060 $16,240 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $30,950 $33,050 $35,200
50% $18,700 $21,350 $24,000 $26,650 $28,800 $30,950 $33,050 $35,200
80% $29,900 $34,150 $38,400 $42,650 $46,100 $49,500 $52,900 $56,300

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Coos County

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

From 1988 to 2010, 8 low income apartment communities containing 280 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Coos County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Coos County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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.

Coos County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% $18,700 $21,350 $24,000 $26,650 $28,800 $30,950 $33,050 $35,200
HERA 50% $19,100 $21,800 $24,550 $27,250 $29,450 $31,650 $33,800 $36,000
60% $22,440 $25,620 $28,800 $31,980 $34,560 $37,140 $39,660 $42,240
HERA 60% $22,920 $26,160 $29,460 $32,700 $35,340 $37,980 $40,560 $43,200

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 County is $28,800 a year, or $2,400 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,400 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $720 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 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 1 Bed 5 Bed
50% $468 $501 $600 $693 $774 $853
60% $561 $601 $720 $832 $929 $1,024
Fair Market Rents in Coos 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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$478 $624 $753 $1,096 $1,246

Cities In Coos County

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Bandon 6
Barview 0
Bunker Hill 0
Coos Bay 7
Coquille 1
Glasgow 0
Lakeside 0
Myrtle Point 1
North Bend 5
Powers 1