Cheap Apartments In Deschutes County

Waiting List Openings In Deschutes County

Waiting ListStatus
Housing Works Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon

Low Income Apartments In Deschutes County

Reindeer Meadows

1601 SW Reindeer Ave
Redmond, OR
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Quimby Street Apartments

455 NE Quimby Ave
Bend, OR
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Cedarwest Apartments

825 Watt Way
Bend, OR
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Ariel South Apartments

1707 SE Tempest Dr
Bend, OR
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Healy Heights

1900 NE Bear Creek Rd
Bend, OR
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Aspen Villas Apartments

933 NW Canal Blvd
Redmond, OR
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

The Bluffs Apartments

340 SW Rimrock Way
Redmond, OR
Studio-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Wintergreen Apartments

2050 SW Timber Ave
Redmond, OR
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Putnam Pointe

750 NW Lava Rd
Bend, OR
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Tamarack Village

555 N Larch St
Sisters, OR
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 29 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,398 affordable apartments for rent in Deschutes County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 358 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 164 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Deschutes County. There are 1,375 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Deschutes County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Works Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing

Understanding Affordable Housing in Deschutes County, Oregon

Deschutes County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 29
Total Low Income Apartments 1,398
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 358
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Total Population 166,622
Housing Units 66,337
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $51,223 ±$1,841
Median Rent $939 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.16% ± 3.11pp

Population and Household Demographics

Deschutes County is a County in Oregon with a population of 166,622. There are 66,337 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 35.3% of households in Deschutes County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Deschutes County

The median gross income for households in Deschutes County is $51,223 a year, or $4,269 a month. The median rent for the county is $939 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Deschutes County, a household making less than $3,130 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Deschutes County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 3.11 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Deschutes 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 Deschutes County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,600

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 Deschutes 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.

Income Qualifications for Deschutes County HUD Rental Assistance in Deschutes County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,650 $16,750 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $24,400 $27,850 $31,350 $34,800 $37,600 $40,400 $43,200 $45,950
80% of Median $39,000 $44,600 $50,150 $55,700 $60,200 $64,650 $69,100 $73,550

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 Deschutes County

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

From 1991 to 2010, 19 low income apartment communities containing 1,103 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Deschutes County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Deschutes County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,400 $27,850 $31,350 $34,800 $37,600 $40,400 $43,200 $45,950
HERA 50% $24,650 $28,150 $31,650 $35,150 $38,000 $40,800 $43,600 $46,400
60% of Median $29,280 $33,420 $37,620 $41,760 $45,120 $48,480 $51,840 $55,140
HERA 60% $29,580 $33,780 $37,980 $42,180 $45,600 $48,960 $52,320 $55,680

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 Deschutes County is $37,620 a year, or $3,135 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,135 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $941 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 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $610 $653 $784 $905 $1,010 $1,114
60% $732 $784 $941 $1,086 $1,212 $1,337
Fair Market Rents in Deschutes 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$742 $884 $1,071 $1,540 $1,881

Cities In Deschutes County

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City Listings Served By
Bend 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bend is the Housing Works.
Redmond 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Redmond is the Housing Works.
Sisters 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sisters is the Housing Works.
La Pine 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Pine is the Housing Works.
Black Butte Ranch 0
Deschutes River Woods 0
Eagle Crest 0
Pronghorn 0
Seventh Mountain 0
Sunriver 0
Terrebonne 0
Tetherow 0
Three Rivers 0
Tumalo 0