Affordable Housing In Gresham
Multnomah County, Oregon

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gresham

East Fair Terrace

500 NW Division St
Gresham, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Gresham Station Apartments

1003 NW Shattuck Way
Gresham, Oregon

Central Station Apartments

777 NE 8th St
Gresham, Oregon
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Mt Hood Community

208 NE Cleveland Ave
Gresham, Oregon
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Powell Vista Manor

4125 SE 182nd Ave
Gresham, Oregon
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Aldercrest Apartments

21900 SE Alder Dr
Gresham, Oregon
Subsidized

Mattie Younkin Manor

2400 NE 27th Dr
Gresham, Oregon
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cedar Meadows I and II

645 SE Kane Dr
Gresham, Oregon

Tillicum South

3045 SE Powell Blvd
Gresham, Oregon

Tillicum North

3001 NE Division St
Gresham, Oregon

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Gresham, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Gresham, Oregon

Housing Authority Programs
Home Forward Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gresham, Oregon

There are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,292 affordable apartments for rent in Gresham, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Gresham, Oregon

Gresham features 373 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 Gresham, Oregon

There are 919 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gresham.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gresham, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Gresham landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Gresham.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gresham, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,562 and $1,909.

2022 Gresham, 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
Gresham, Oregon Fair Market Rent $1,416 $1,512 $1,735 $2,451 $2,903
Gresham, Oregon Payment Standard Range $1,274 to $1,558 $1,361 to $1,663 $1,562 to $1,909 $2,206 to $2,696 $2,613 to $3,193

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Gresham, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,292
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 373
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.32%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $46,956 ±$1,415
Median Rent $911 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.74% ± 3.36pp
Total Population 109,308

Population and Household Demographics

Gresham is a city in Multnomah County, Oregon with a population of 109,308. There are 38,773 households in the city with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 47.32% of households in Gresham are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gresham

The median gross income for households in Gresham is $46,956 a year, or $3,913 a month. The median rent for the city is $911 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gresham, a household making less than $3,037 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Gresham.

Area Median Income In Gresham

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 Gresham, the AMI is calculated from all households within Multnomah County.

In Gresham, 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 Gresham

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 Gresham

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Gresham 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 Gresham 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 Gresham 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