Affordable Housing In Gopher Flats
Umatilla County, Oregon

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gopher Flats, Oregon

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Gopher Flats, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Gopher Flats, Oregon

Gopher Flats features 0 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 Gopher Flats, Oregon

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gopher Flats.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gopher Flats, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Gopher Flats landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Gopher Flats.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gopher Flats, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $753 and $921.

2020 Gopher Flats, 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
Fair Market Rent $545 $666 $837 $1,165 $1,364
Payment Standard Range $491 to $600 $599 to $733 $753 to $921 $1,049 to $1,282 $1,228 to $1,500

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Gopher Flats, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.45%
Average Renter Household Size 1.94
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $39,219 ±$10,259
Median Rent $850 ±$169
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.73% ± 20.32pp
Total Population 371

Population and Household Demographics

Gopher Flats is a City in Umatilla County, Oregon with a population of 371. There are 145 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 43.45% of households in Gopher Flats are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gopher Flats

The median gross income for households in Gopher Flats is $39,219 a year, or $3,268 a month. The median rent for the city is $850 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gopher Flats, a household making less than $2,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Gopher Flats.1

Area Median Income In Gopher Flats

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 Gopher Flats, the AMI is calculated from all households within Umatilla County.

In Gopher Flats, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,600

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 Gopher Flats

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 Gopher Flats

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,750 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,650 $40,100
50% of Median $21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
80% of Median $34,000 $38,850 $43,700 $48,550 $52,450 $56,350 $60,250 $64,100