Affordable Housing In Hermiston
Umatilla County, Oregon

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hermiston


400 SW 11th St
Hermiston, OR
HCV Welcome

Sunland Park

1630 W Sunland Avenue
Hermiston, OR

Hermiston Project

675 W Madrona Ave
Hermiston, OR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Desert Sage Manor

986 W Juniper Ave
Hermiston, OR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cottonwood I

610 SE 6th St
Hermiston, OR

Ridgeway Village

725 W Ridgeway Ave
Hermiston, OR

Cottonwood II

750 SE 6th St
Hermiston, OR

Golden Manor

926 W Orchard Ave
Hermiston, OR

Applewood Village

549 NW Linda Pl
Hermiston, OR
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Sage Court

Sunland & Sage Ave
Hermiston, OR
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Housing Authorities that serve Hermiston

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hermiston, Oregon

According to federal housing data and research, there are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 651 affordable apartments for rent in Hermiston, Oregon. Hermiston features 311 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 340 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hermiston.

Hermiston, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 651
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 311
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.89%
Average Renter Household Size 2.60
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $46,141 ±$6,802
Median Rent $705 ±$48
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.07% ± 8.98pp
Total Population 17,121

Population and Household Demographics

Hermiston is a City in Umatilla County, Oregon with a population of 17,121. There are 6,222 households in the city with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 43.89% of households in Hermiston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hermiston

The median gross income for households in Hermiston is $46,141 a year, or $3,845 a month. The median rent for the city is $705 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hermiston, a household making less than $2,350 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Hermiston.1

Area Median Income In Hermiston

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 Hermiston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Umatilla County.

In Hermiston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,600

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 Hermiston

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 Hermiston HUD Rental Assistance in Hermiston

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,750 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,650 $40,100
50% of Median $21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
80% of Median $34,000 $38,850 $43,700 $48,550 $52,450 $56,350 $60,250 $64,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Hermiston

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

From 1988 to 2010, 11 low income apartment communities containing 409 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Hermiston 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 Hermiston

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
60% of Median $25,500 $29,160 $32,820 $36,420 $39,360 $42,300 $45,180 $48,120

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 Hermiston is $32,820 a year, or $2,735 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,735 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $821 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% $531 $569 $684 $789 $881 $972
60% $638 $683 $821 $947 $1,058 $1,166
Fair Market Rents in Hermiston

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
$545 $666 $837 $1,165 $1,364