Affordable Housing In Deschutes County
Oregon

Waiting List Openings In Deschutes County

Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson County, OR Section 8 HCV Waiting List

Housing Works will accept Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from January 10, 2022 at 8:00 am, until January 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm PT.

How to Apply for the Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson County, OR Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

35 Low Income Apartment Communities In Deschutes County

Brentwood Manor

1155 SW Veterans Way
Redmond, Oregon
Subsidized
55+

Housing Opportunities Inc

1113 SW Veterans Way
Redmond, Oregon
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Pilot Butte I Retirement Center

1350 NE 27th St
Bend, Oregon
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Greenwood Manor

2248 NE 4th St
Bend, Oregon
Subsidized

Stafford Square II

724 NW 4th St
Redmond, Oregon
Subsidized

Residential Housing Inc

1155 SW Veterans Way
Redmond, Oregon
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Norton Avenue Apartments

415 NE Norton Ave
Bend, Oregon

Ariel Glen Apartments

1700 SE Tempest Dr
Bend, Oregon

Kearney Avenue Apartments

435 NE Kearney Ave
Bend, Oregon

Eastlake Village

675 NE Bellevue Dr
Bend, Oregon

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Deschutes County, Oregon

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Works Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Deschutes County, Oregon

There are 35 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,587 affordable apartments for rent in Deschutes County, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Deschutes County, Oregon

Deschutes County features 306 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 1,281 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 $1,173 and $1,433.

2022 Deschutes County, 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
Deschutes County, Oregon Fair Market Rent $866 $1,048 $1,303 $1,851 $2,230
Deschutes County, Oregon Payment Standard Range $779 to $953 $943 to $1,153 $1,173 to $1,433 $1,666 to $2,036 $2,007 to $2,453

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Deschutes County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 35
Total Low Income Apartments 1,587
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 306
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $51,223 ±$1,841
Median Rent $939 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.16% ± 3.11pp
Total Population 166,622

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.

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 $83,000

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Deschutes County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Deschutes County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,900 $19,300 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Deschutes County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,150 $32,200 $36,200 $40,200 $43,450 $46,650 $49,850 $53,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Deschutes County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,050 $51,450 $57,900 $64,300 $69,450 $74,600 $79,750 $84,900

Cities In Deschutes County

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