Affordable Housing In Grant County
Oregon

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There are 5 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 138 affordable apartments for rent in Grant County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 138 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 55 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Grant County. There are 0 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 Grant County is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Grant County

210 S Main St
Prairie City, Oregon
Kircher Korners is a 8 unit low income housing apartment community in Prairie City.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
105 SW 1st Ave
John Day, Oregon
Canyon Creek Court is a 18 unit low income housing apartment community in John Day.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
605 E Main St
John Day, Oregon
Meadowbrook II is a 19 unit low income housing apartment community in John Day.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
142 11th St
Prairie City, Oregon
Strawberry Village is a 10 unit low income housing apartment community in Prairie City.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
4018 Patterson Dr
Canyon City, Oregon
Ne Oregon Ha is a 83 unit low income housing apartment community in Canyon City.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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Housing Authorities that serve Grant County

The Northeast Oregon Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in La Grande, Oregon.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Grant County, Oregon

Grant County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 138
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 138
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Total Population 7,276
Housing Units 3,149
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $38,046 ±$4,595
Median Rent $615 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.22% ± 7.01pp

Population and Household Demographics

Grant County is a County in Oregon with a population of 7,276. There are 3,149 households in the county with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 27.72% of households in Grant County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Grant County

The median gross income for households in Grant County is $38,046 a year, or $3,171 a month. The median rent for the county is $615 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Grant County, a household making less than $2,050 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Grant County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 7.01 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Grant 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 Grant County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,000

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 Grant 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.

Grant 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 $30,950 $33,050 $35,200
50% $18,700 $21,350 $24,000 $26,650 $28,800 $30,950 $33,050 $35,200
80% $29,900 $34,150 $38,400 $42,650 $46,100 $49,500 $52,900 $56,300

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.

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

Grant 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% $18,700 $21,350 $24,000 $26,650 $28,800 $30,950 $33,050 $35,200
HERA 50% $19,300 $22,050 $24,800 $27,550 $29,800 $32,000 $34,200 $36,400
60% $22,440 $25,620 $28,800 $31,980 $34,560 $37,140 $39,660 $42,240
HERA 60% $23,160 $26,460 $29,760 $33,060 $35,760 $38,400 $41,040 $43,680

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 Grant County is $28,800 a year, or $2,400 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,400 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $720 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% $468 $501 $600 $693 $774 $853
60% $561 $601 $720 $832 $929 $1,024
Fair Market Rents in Grant 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
$433 $590 $681 $991 $1,196

Cities In Grant County

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Canyon City 1
Dayville 0
Granite 0
John Day 2
Long Creek 0
Monument 0
Mount Vernon 0
Prairie City 2
Seneca 0