Affordable Housing In Happy Valley
Clackamas County, Oregon

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Happy Valley

Acadia Gardens

8370 SE Causey Ave
Happy Valley, Oregon
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Town Center Station

8719 SE Monterey Ave
Happy Valley, Oregon
1-2 BR

Town Center Courtyards

11475 SE 85TH AVE
Happy Valley, Oregon
Supportive Housing

Chez Ami Apartments

8358 SE Causey Ave
Happy Valley, Oregon
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Happy Valley, 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 Happy Valley, Oregon

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Clackamas County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Happy Valley, Oregon

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 153 affordable apartments for rent in Happy Valley, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Happy Valley, Oregon

Happy Valley features 20 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 Happy Valley, Oregon

There are 133 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Happy Valley.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Happy Valley, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Happy Valley landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $600 towards rent in Happy Valley.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Happy Valley, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,320 and $1,614.

2022 Happy Valley, 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
Happy Valley, Oregon Fair Market Rent $1,197 $1,278 $1,467 $2,073 $2,454
Happy Valley, Oregon Payment Standard Range $1,077 to $1,317 $1,150 to $1,406 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,866 to $2,280 $2,209 to $2,699

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Happy Valley, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 153
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 20
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 15.82%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 3.13
Median Household Income $101,250 ±$10,415
Median Rent $1,242 ±$119
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.62% ± 18.33pp
Total Population 16,462

Population and Household Demographics

Happy Valley is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon with a population of 16,462. There are 5,253 households in the city with an average household size of 3.13 persons. 15.82% of households in Happy Valley are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Happy Valley

The median gross income for households in Happy Valley is $101,250 a year, or $8,438 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,242 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Happy Valley, a household making less than $4,140 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Happy Valley.

Area Median Income In Happy Valley

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 Happy Valley, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clackamas County.

In Happy Valley, 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 Happy Valley

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 Happy Valley

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Happy Valley 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 Happy Valley 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 Happy Valley 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