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Affordable Housing In Hermiston
Umatilla County, Oregon

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hermiston


400 SW 11th St
Hermiston, Oregon

Sunland Park

1630 W Sunland Avenue
Hermiston, Oregon

Hermiston Project

675 W Madrona Ave
Hermiston, Oregon
Elderly Supportive Housing

Desert Sage Manor

986 W Juniper Ave
Hermiston, Oregon
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cottonwood I

610 SE 6th St
Hermiston, Oregon

Ridgeway Village

725 W Ridgeway Ave
Hermiston, Oregon

Cottonwood II

750 SE 6th St
Hermiston, Oregon

Golden Manor

926 W Orchard Ave
Hermiston, Oregon

Applewood Village

549 NW Linda Pl
Hermiston, Oregon

Sage Court

Sunland and Sage Ave
Hermiston, Oregon

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

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 651 affordable apartments for rent in Hermiston, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Hermiston, Oregon

Hermiston features 311 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 Hermiston, Oregon

There are 340 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hermiston.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hermiston, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hermiston landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Hermiston.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hermiston, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $753 and $921.

2020 Hermiston, 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
Fair Market Rent $545 $666 $837 $1,165 $1,364
Payment Standard Range $491 to $600 $599 to $733 $753 to $921 $1,049 to $1,282 $1,228 to $1,500

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

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.

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 $65,300

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 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 $13,750 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,100
50% of Median $22,900 $26,150 $29,400 $32,650 $35,300 $37,900 $40,500 $43,100
80% of Median $36,600 $41,800 $47,050 $52,250 $56,450 $60,650 $64,800 $69,000