Affordable Housing In Gresham
Multnomah County, Oregon

22 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gresham

Tillicum North

3001 NE Division St
Gresham, Oregon

Kelly Place Apartments

1215 NE Kelly Ave
Gresham, Oregon

Berry Ridge Apartments

2711 W Powell Blvd
Gresham, Oregon

Portland - Cnsrt

Kelly Ave NE Division St
Gresham, Oregon

Mainstream Housing - on Your Own

1025 SE Kane Dr
Gresham, Oregon

Hap Willow Tree

311 NE Division St
Gresham, Oregon

Chestnut Lane - Deaf Nw

604 NE Cleveland Ave
Gresham, Oregon


309 NW 25th St
Gresham, Oregon

Village Square Apartments

1625 SE Roberts Dr
Gresham, Oregon

Bristol Woods, Phase I and II

1201 NE 8th St
Gresham, Oregon

Housing Authorities that serve Gresham

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 22 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,516 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 1,143 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 $1,382 and $1,690.

2021 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 $1,245 $1,331 $1,536 $2,193 $2,657
Gresham, Oregon Payment Standard Range $1,121 to $1,370 $1,198 to $1,464 $1,382 to $1,690 $1,974 to $2,412 $2,391 to $2,923

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Gresham, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 22
Total Low Income Apartments 1,516
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 $96,900

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.
$20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $29,000 $31,350 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$33,850 $38,700 $43,550 $48,350 $52,250 $56,100 $60,000 $63,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Gresham AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,150 $61,900 $69,650 $77,350 $83,550 $89,750 $95,950 $102,150