Affordable Housing In Hillsboro
Washington County, Oregon

Affordable Housing programs support 469 income based apartments in Hillsboro where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 852 affordable apartments in Hillsboro that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Hillsboro, Oregon

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Hillsboro. Go to the Oregon Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Hillsboro.

Walnut Triplex

647 SE Walnut St
Hillsboro, Oregon
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Benjamins Corner

2900 SE 38th Ct
Hillsboro, Oregon
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Affordable Housing Near Hillsboro

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Hillsboro, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Washington County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher
Go to the Oregon Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Hillsboro.

Hillsboro, Oregon Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Hillsboro, Oregon

Hillsboro features 469 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 Hillsboro, Oregon

There are 852 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hillsboro.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hillsboro, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hillsboro landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Hillsboro.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hillsboro, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,655 and $2,023.

2023 Hillsboro, 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
Hillsboro, Oregon Fair Market Rent $1,500 $1,610 $1,839 $2,574 $2,995
Hillsboro, Oregon Payment Standard Range $1,350 to $1,650 $1,449 to $1,771 $1,655 to $2,023 $2,317 to $2,831 $2,696 to $3,295

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Hillsboro, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 22
Total Low Income Apartments 1,321
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 469
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.66
Average Household Size 2.73
Median Household Income $67,757 ±$2,242
Median Rent $1,128 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.35% ± 3.5pp
Total Population 97,751

Population and Household Demographics

Hillsboro is a city in Washington County, Oregon with a population of 97,751. There are 35,284 households in the city with an average household size of 2.73 persons. 47.29% of households in Hillsboro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hillsboro

The median gross income for households in Hillsboro is $67,757 a year, or $5,646 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,128 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hillsboro, a household making less than $3,760 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Hillsboro.

Area Median Income In Hillsboro

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 Hillsboro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washington County.

In Hillsboro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,500

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 Hillsboro

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 Hillsboro

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hillsboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $31,950 $34,550 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hillsboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$37,300 $42,600 $47,950 $53,250 $57,550 $61,800 $66,050 $70,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hillsboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$59,650 $68,200 $76,700 $85,200 $92,050 $98,850 $105,650 $112,500