Affordable Housing In Crook County
Oregon

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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 138 affordable apartments for rent in Crook County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 58 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 22 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Crook County. There are 156 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 Agency that serves Crook County is the Housing Works.

Affordable Apartments in Crook County

940 NW Locust Ave
Prineville, Oregon
Grasshopper Village is a 22 unit low income housing apartment community in Prineville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
611 S Main St
Prineville, Oregon
Riverside Apartments is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Prineville.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Prineville.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit HOME Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
2112 NE Laughlin Rd
Prineville, Oregon
Ridgeview Commons is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Prineville.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Prineville.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
705 NW 10th St
Prineville, Oregon
Desert Gardens is a 36 unit low income housing apartment community in Prineville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Rural Development Rental Assistance Project Based Rental Assistance
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Housing Authorities that serve Crook County

The Housing Works is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Redmond, Oregon.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Crook County, Oregon

Crook County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 138
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 58
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.35%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Total Population 20,956
Housing Units 9,079
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $37,106 ±$3,149
Median Rent $771 ±$64
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.47% ± 7.85pp

Population and Household Demographics

Crook County is a County in Oregon with a population of 20,956. There are 9,079 households in the county with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 31.35% of households in Crook County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Crook County

The median gross income for households in Crook County is $37,106 a year, or $3,092 a month. The median rent for the county is $771 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Crook County, a household making less than $2,570 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Crook County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 7.85 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Crook 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 Crook County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,900

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 Crook 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.

Crook 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 Crook County

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

From 1997 to 2003, 2 low income apartment communities containing 80 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Crook County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Crook 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.

Crook 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% $19,800 $22,600 $25,450 $28,250 $30,550 $32,800 $35,050 $37,300
60% $22,440 $25,620 $28,800 $31,980 $34,560 $37,140 $39,660 $42,240
HERA 60% $23,760 $27,120 $30,540 $33,900 $36,660 $39,360 $42,060 $44,760

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 Crook 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 Crook 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
$433 $524 $681 $991 $1,200

Cities In Crook County

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Prineville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prineville is the Housing Works.