Affordable Housing In Eugene
Lane County, Oregon

65 Low Income Apartment Communities In Eugene

Iris Place Apartments

1531 River Rd
Eugene, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Woodleaf Village

745 Woodleaf Lane
Eugene, Oregon
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Olive Plaza

1133 Olive St
Eugene, Oregon
Call For Rent
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Commons on MLK

2315 Martin Luther King Blvd
Eugene, Oregon
Call For Rent
Studio BR

Sheldon Village Apartments

2475 Sheldon Village Loop
Eugene, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Parkview Terrace

255 High St
Eugene, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Capital Manor

2426 Willakenzie Rd
Eugene, Oregon
1 BR

The Nel

1100 Charnelton St
Eugene, Oregon
Income Based
Studio BR
Homeless Supportive Housing

Hawthorn at 29th Place Apartments

2988 Oak St
Eugene, Oregon

Willamette Gardens

3545 Kinsrow Ave
Eugene, Oregon

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Eugene, 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 Eugene, Oregon

Housing Authority Programs
Homes for Good Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Eugene, Oregon

There are 65 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,434 affordable apartments for rent in Eugene, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Eugene, Oregon

Eugene features 1,300 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 Eugene, Oregon

There are 1,894 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Eugene.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Eugene, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Eugene landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Eugene.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Eugene, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,129 and $1,379.

2022 Eugene, 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
Eugene, Oregon Fair Market Rent $833 $958 $1,254 $1,781 $2,146
Eugene, Oregon Payment Standard Range $750 to $916 $862 to $1,054 $1,129 to $1,379 $1,603 to $1,959 $1,931 to $2,361

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Eugene, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 65
Total Low Income Apartments 3,434
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,300
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.7%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $43,101 ±$1,093
Median Rent $890 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.19% ± 2.34pp
Total Population 159,615

Population and Household Demographics

Eugene is a city in Lane County, Oregon with a population of 159,615. There are 66,093 households in the city with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 51.7% of households in Eugene are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Eugene

The median gross income for households in Eugene is $43,101 a year, or $3,592 a month. The median rent for the city is $890 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Eugene, a household making less than $2,967 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.19% of households who rent are overburdened in Eugene.

Area Median Income In Eugene

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Eugene, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lane County.

In Eugene, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,000

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 Eugene

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 Eugene

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Eugene AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,750 $19,150 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Eugene AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,900 $31,850 $35,850 $39,800 $43,000 $46,200 $49,400 $52,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Eugene AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,600 $51,000 $57,350 $63,700 $68,800 $73,900 $79,000 $84,100