1604 Taney St
Eugene, Oregon
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2-4 BR

Olive Plaza

1133 Olive St
Eugene, Oregon
S. 202
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1 BR

Capital Manor

2426 Willakenzie Rd
Eugene, Oregon
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Willakenzie Crossing

3057 Willakenzie Rd
Eugene, Oregon
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Studio-3 BR

Prairie View

584 N Danebo Ave
Eugene, Oregon
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Studio-3 BR
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There are 1,894 low-income apartments in Eugene that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 1,300 low-income homes in Eugene where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $348 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on February 15th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

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

Eugene, Oregon Affordable Housing Data

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 $1,214 and $1,484.

2023 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 $902 $1,025 $1,349 $1,917 $2,298
Eugene, Oregon Payment Standard Range $812 to $992 $923 to $1,128 $1,214 to $1,484 $1,725 to $2,109 $2,068 to $2,528

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 $89,100

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.
$17,750 $20,250 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
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.
$29,550 $33,750 $37,950 $42,150 $45,550 $48,900 $52,300 $55,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Eugene AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,250 $54,000 $60,750 $67,450 $72,850 $78,250 $83,650 $89,050