Affordable Housing In Douglas County
Oregon

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There are 43 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,354 affordable apartments for rent in Douglas County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 694 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 302 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Douglas County. There are 1,049 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Douglas County is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.

Affordable Apartments in Douglas County

3403 NW Edenbower Blvd
Roseburg, Oregon
Oak Grove Retirement Center is a 30 unit low income housing apartment community in Roseburg.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
2551 NW Edenbower Blvd
Roseburg, Oregon
Meadow Creek Retirement Community is a 23 unit low income housing apartment community in Roseburg.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
2655 Frontage Rd
Reedsport, Oregon
Forest Hills Manor is a 20 unit low income housing apartment community in Reedsport.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance
182 Molly St
Glendale, Oregon
Mill Creek Apartments is a 17 unit low income housing apartment community in Glendale.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
317 Hart St
Winston, Oregon
Blue Ridge is a 71 unit low income housing apartment community in Winston.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance

Housing Authorities that serve Douglas County

The Housing Authority of Douglas County is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Roseburg, Oregon.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Douglas County, Oregon

Douglas County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 43
Total Low Income Apartments 1,354
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 694
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Total Population 107,194
Housing Units 43,798
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $41,312 ±$1,316
Median Rent $751 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.79% ± 3.51pp

Population and Household Demographics

Douglas County is a County in Oregon with a population of 107,194. There are 43,798 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 32.59% of households in Douglas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Douglas County

The median gross income for households in Douglas County is $41,312 a year, or $3,443 a month. The median rent for the county is $751 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Douglas County, a household making less than $2,503 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Douglas County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2014 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 3.51 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Douglas 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 Douglas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $54,900

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 Douglas 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.

Douglas County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $12,060 $16,240 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
50% $19,250 $22,000 $24,750 $27,450 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
80% $30,750 $35,150 $39,550 $43,900 $47,450 $50,950 $54,450 $57,950

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 Douglas County

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

From 1989 to 2012, 16 low income apartment communities containing 572 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Douglas County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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

Douglas County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% $19,250 $22,000 $24,750 $27,450 $29,650 $31,850 $34,050 $36,250
60% $23,100 $26,400 $29,700 $32,940 $35,580 $38,220 $40,860 $43,500

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 Douglas County is $29,700 a year, or $2,475 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,475 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $743 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 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 1 Bed 5 Bed
50% $481 $516 $619 $714 $796 $879
60% $578 $619 $743 $857 $956 $1,055
Fair Market Rents in Douglas 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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$465 $551 $733 $1,067 $1,292

Cities In Douglas County

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Canyonville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canyonville is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Days Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Days Creek is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Dillard 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dillard is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Drain 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Drain is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Elkton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elkton is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Fair Oaks 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fair Oaks is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Gardiner 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gardiner is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Glendale 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glendale is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Glide 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Glide is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Green 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Lookingglass 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lookingglass is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Melrose 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Melrose is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Myrtle Creek 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Myrtle Creek is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Oakland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakland is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Reedsport 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reedsport is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Riddle 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Riddle is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Roseburg 20 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roseburg is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Roseburg North 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roseburg North is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Sutherlin 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sutherlin is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Tri City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tri City is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Tri-City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tri-City is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Winchester Bay 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winchester Bay is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Winston 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Winston is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.
Yoncalla 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yoncalla is the Housing Authority of Douglas County.