Affordable Housing In Grants Pass
Josephine County, Oregon

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Grants Pass

Jade East

820 NE D St
Grants Pass, OR
Studio-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Victorian Arms

830 NE Victoria St
Grants Pass, OR
Studio-1 BR

Jefferson Court

9810 NE Victoria
Grants Pass, OR
Studio-2 BR

Foothills Retirement Center I & II

2031 NE D St
Grants Pass, OR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Golden Rain Apartments

845 NE Victoria St
Grants Pass, OR

Willows, The

300 SE M St
Grants Pass, OR
Disabled Supportive Housing

Blackberry Knoll Apartments

2145 NW North Hill Dr
Grants Pass, OR
Disabled Supportive Housing

Harbeck Village

1760 Harbeck Rd
Grants Pass, OR
HCV Welcome

Red Oak Manor

915 SW L St
Grants Pass, OR
HCV Welcome

Pardee Lane House

105 Pardee Ln
Grants Pass, OR
HCV Welcome

There are 16 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 780 affordable apartments for rent in Grants Pass. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 619 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Grants Pass, HUD housing programs support 78 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 161 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Grants Pass

Housing Authority Programs
Josephine Housing and Community Development Council Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Grants Pass, Oregon

Grants Pass, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 780
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 619
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Total Population 36,378
Housing Units 14,779
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $34,224 ±$2,980
Median Rent $846 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.63% ± 6.12pp

Population and Household Demographics

Grants Pass is a City in Josephine County, Oregon with a population of 36,378. There are 14,779 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 48.25% of households in Grants Pass are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Grants Pass

The median gross income for households in Grants Pass is $34,224 a year, or $2,852 a month. The median rent for the city is $846 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Grants Pass, a household making less than $2,820 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.63% of households who rent are overburdened in Grants Pass.1

Area Median Income In Grants Pass

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 Grants Pass, the AMI is calculated from all households within Josephine County.

In Grants Pass, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,800

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 Grants Pass

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 Grants Pass HUD Rental Assistance in Grants Pass

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
50% of Median $20,150 $23,000 $25,900 $28,750 $31,050 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
80% of Median $32,200 $36,800 $41,400 $46,000 $49,700 $53,400 $57,050 $60,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Grants Pass

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2004, 7 low income apartment communities containing 398 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Grants Pass by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Grants Pass

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,150 $23,000 $25,900 $28,750 $31,050 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
60% of Median $24,180 $27,600 $31,080 $34,500 $37,260 $40,020 $42,780 $45,540

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 Grants Pass is $31,080 a year, or $2,590 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,590 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $777 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 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $504 $539 $648 $748 $834 $920
60% $605 $647 $777 $897 $1,001 $1,104
Fair Market Rents in Grants Pass

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$717 $722 $955 $1,381 $1,677