Affordable Housing In Damascus
Clackamas County, Oregon

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Damascus

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15115 SE 90th Ave
Damascus, Oregon
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Damascus, Oregon

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Damascus, Oregon

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Clackamas County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Damascus, Oregon

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 21 affordable apartments for rent in Damascus, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Damascus, Oregon

Damascus features 0 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 Damascus, Oregon

There are 21 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Damascus.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Damascus, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Damascus landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Damascus.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Damascus, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,320 and $1,614.

2022 Damascus, 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
Damascus, Oregon Fair Market Rent $1,197 $1,278 $1,467 $2,073 $2,454
Damascus, Oregon Payment Standard Range $1,077 to $1,317 $1,150 to $1,406 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,866 to $2,280 $2,209 to $2,699

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Damascus, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 21
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 8.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.74
Average Household Size 2.87
Median Household Income $83,263 ±$10,005
Median Rent $1,267 ±$365
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.59% ± 13.9pp
Total Population 10,748

Population and Household Demographics

Damascus is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon with a population of 10,748. There are 3,726 households in the city with an average household size of 2.87 persons. 8.78% of households in Damascus are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Damascus

The median gross income for households in Damascus is $83,263 a year, or $6,939 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,267 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Damascus, a household making less than $4,223 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Damascus.

Area Median Income In Damascus

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 Damascus, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clackamas County.

In Damascus, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,900

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 Damascus

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 Damascus

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Damascus AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $29,000 $31,350 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Damascus AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,850 $38,700 $43,550 $48,350 $52,250 $56,100 $60,000 $63,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Damascus AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,150 $61,900 $69,650 $77,350 $83,550 $89,750 $95,950 $102,150