Forest Grove, Oregon Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 160 income based apartments in Forest Grove where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 242 affordable apartments in Forest Grove that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Forest Grove, Oregon

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Forest Grove. Go to the Oregon Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Forest Grove.

Juniper Gardens I & II Apartments

2718 Juniper Street
Forest Grove, Oregon
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Affordable

Willow Park Apartments

2824 22nd Ave
Forest Grove, Oregon
Call For Rent
2 BR
Affordable

Jose Arciga Apartments

2922 19th Ave
Forest Grove, Oregon
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Affordable

Garden Grove Apartments

2727 22nd Ave
Forest Grove, Oregon
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Elm Park Phase II

2350 Elm St
Forest Grove, Oregon
Call For Rent
3-4 BR
Affordable

Elm Park Apartments

2351 Elm Street
Forest Grove, Oregon
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

Forest Manor Apartments

2141 Quince St
Forest Grove, Oregon
Rent Assisted

Forest Villa Apartments

2131 Quince St
Forest Grove, Oregon
Rent Assisted

Harkson Court

2900 22nd Ave
Forest Grove, Oregon
Affordable

Covey Run Townhomes

2344 B St
Forest Grove, Oregon
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Forest Grove

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Forest Grove, 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
Housing Authority of Washington County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher
Go to the Oregon Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Forest Grove.

Forest Grove, Oregon Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Forest Grove, Oregon

Forest Grove features 160 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 Forest Grove, Oregon

There are 242 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Forest Grove.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Forest Grove, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Forest Grove landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Forest Grove.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Forest Grove, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,655 and $2,023.

2023 Forest Grove, 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
Forest Grove, Oregon Fair Market Rent $1,500 $1,610 $1,839 $2,574 $2,995
Forest Grove, Oregon Payment Standard Range $1,350 to $1,650 $1,449 to $1,771 $1,655 to $2,023 $2,317 to $2,831 $2,696 to $3,295

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Forest Grove, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 426
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 160
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.13%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.75
Median Household Income $48,411 ±$3,699
Median Rent $799 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.52% ± 7.91pp
Total Population 22,823

Population and Household Demographics

Forest Grove is a city in Washington County, Oregon with a population of 22,823. There are 7,869 households in the city with an average household size of 2.75 persons. 42.13% of households in Forest Grove are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Forest Grove

The median gross income for households in Forest Grove is $48,411 a year, or $4,034 a month. The median rent for the city is $799 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Forest Grove, a household making less than $2,663 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Forest Grove.

Area Median Income In Forest Grove

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 Forest Grove, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washington County.

In Forest Grove, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,500

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 Forest Grove

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 Forest Grove

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Forest Grove AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $31,950 $34,550 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Forest Grove AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$37,300 $42,600 $47,950 $53,250 $57,550 $61,800 $66,050 $70,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Forest Grove AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$59,650 $68,200 $76,700 $85,200 $92,050 $98,850 $105,650 $112,500