Affordable Housing In Deschutes County
Oregon

33 Low Income Apartment Communities In Deschutes County

Redmond Triangle

787 NW Canal Blvd
Redmond, OR

Ridgemont Apartments

2210 SW 19th St
Redmond, OR
Subsidized

Redmond Triangle Housing

767 NW Canal Blvd
Redmond, OR
Subsidized

There are 33 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,549 affordable apartments for rent in Deschutes County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 306 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Deschutes County, HUD housing programs support 164 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,243 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Deschutes County

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

Deschutes County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 33
Total Low Income Apartments 1,549
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 306
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

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 $78,600

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 $16,100 $18,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,800 $30,600 $34,450 $38,250 $41,350 $44,400 $47,450 $50,500
80% of Median $42,850 $49,000 $55,100 $61,200 $66,100 $71,000 $75,900 $80,800
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.

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 $26,800 $30,600 $34,450 $38,250 $41,350 $44,400 $47,450 $50,500
60% of Median $32,160 $36,720 $41,340 $45,900 $49,620 $53,280 $56,940 $60,600

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 $41,340 a year, or $3,445 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,445 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,034 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% $670 $718 $861 $995 $1,110 $1,224
60% $804 $861 $1,034 $1,194 $1,332 $1,469
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 19 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bend is the Housing Works.
Redmond 12 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