Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Deschutes County, OR

Discover affordable housing in Deschutes County where there are 47+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Ponderosa Heights Apartments

601 N Brooks Camp Rd, Sisters, Oregon 97759

bed 1-3

Canyon Edge

1575 Reindeer Avenue , Redmond, Oregon 97756

bed 1-3

Phoenix Crossing Apartments

1455 NE Forbes Rd, Bend, Oregon 97701

bed Studio-1

Hawks View Estates

51750 Little Deschutes Ln, La Pine, Oregon 97739

bed 1-3

Kearney Avenue Apartments

435 NE Kearney Ave, Bend, Oregon 97701

Horizon House Transitional Housing

1875 NE Purcell Blvd, Bend, Oregon 97701

Norton Avenue Apartments

415 NE Norton Ave, Bend, Oregon 97701

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Deschutes County, Oregon

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Deschutes County, Oregon
$30.74/hour
$17.54 (+133%) more than Oregon minimum wage and $23.49 (+324%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Deschutes County, Oregon Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Deschutes County, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Mainstream Voucher, Family Unification Program (FUP) programs for Deschutes County, Oregon.

Go to the Oregon Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Deschutes County.

How many renters live in Deschutes County, Oregon?

The County of Deschutes County has 206,549 people living in 85,108 households.

There are 64,561 renters living in 26,941 renter households in this County. Renters make up 31.26 percent of the population living in Deschutes County.

What is the rental market like in Deschutes County, Oregon?

There are an estimated 94,911 housing units in the Deschutes County area. Of these, 25,645 units are rental homes, making up 27 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Deschutes County, Oregon, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Deschutes County?

The rental vacancy rate in Deschutes County is 2 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Deschutes County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Deschutes County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,094 3,745 8,869 9,589 1,263
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Deschutes County

A large number of apartments in Deschutes County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Deschutes County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 47 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 22 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Deschutes County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,117 to $2,754. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,117
One BR $1,283
Two BR $1,623
Three BR $2,287
Four BR $2,754
2024 Fair Market Rents in Deschutes County, Oregon

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Deschutes County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 348 32 percent
One BR 2,072 55 percent
Two BR 4,998 56 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Deschutes County, Oregon

How many affordable rental units are in Deschutes County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Deschutes County, Oregon including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,401
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 123
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 85
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 174
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Deschutes County, Oregon

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Deschutes County, Oregon

Deschutes County features 412 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 Deschutes County, Oregon

There are 1,343 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Deschutes County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Deschutes County, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Deschutes County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Deschutes County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Deschutes County, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,461 and $1,785.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.