Affordable Housing In Harney County

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Harney County

Saginaw Village

605 N Saginaw Ave
Hines, OR


103 W A St
Burns, OR

Aspen Grove

611 Tennyson Ave
Hines, OR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Quail Court Apartments

800 S Imperial Ave
Burns, OR
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Harney County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Malheur and Harney Counties Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Harney County, Oregon

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 110 affordable apartments for rent in Harney County, Oregon. Harney County features 70 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 40 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Harney County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Harney County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 110
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 70
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $37,580 ±$2,496
Median Rent $563 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.51% ± 8.9pp
Total Population 7,229

Population and Household Demographics

Harney County is a County in Oregon with a population of 7,229. There are 3,038 households in the county with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 31.01% of households in Harney County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Harney County

The median gross income for households in Harney County is $37,580 a year, or $3,132 a month. The median rent for the county is $563 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Harney County, a household making less than $1,877 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Harney County.1

Area Median Income In Harney 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 Harney County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $49,400

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 Harney 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.

Income Qualifications for Harney County HUD Rental Assistance in Harney County

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
Fair Market Rents in Harney 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$465 $598 $714 $1,030 $1,172

Cities In Harney County

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City Listings Served By
Hines 2
Burns 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burns is the Housing Authority of Malheur and Harney Counties.
Crane 0