Affordable Housing In Hood River County
Oregon

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There are 12 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 550 affordable apartments for rent in Hood River County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 197 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 75 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Hood River County. There are 725 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hood River County is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Hood River County

Image of Windriver Place Apartments
955 Sieverkropp Drive
Hood River, Oregon
Windriver Place Apartments is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2-4 bedroom apartments for rent in Hood River.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Hood River.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Image of Arends Place I
830 Sieverkropp Drive
Hood River, Oregon
Arends Place I is a 62 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Hood River.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Rural Development Rental Assistance Project Based Rental Assistance
Image of Arends Place II Apartments
930 Sieverkropp Drive
Hood River, Oregon
Arends Place II Apartments is a 41 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Hood River.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Hood River.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
1205 Montello Ave
Hood River, Oregon
Dethman Manor is a 27 unit low income housing apartment community in Hood River.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
1615 9th Ct
Hood River, Oregon
Indian Creek Court is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Hood River.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance

Housing Authorities that serve Hood River County

The Mid-Columbia Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in The Dalles, Oregon.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Hood River County, Oregon

Hood River County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 550
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 197
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.12%
Average Renter Household Size 2.70
Total Population 22,749
Housing Units 8,189
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $55,827 ±$3,214
Median Rent $888 ±$156
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.86% ± 7.78pp

Population and Household Demographics

Hood River County is a County in Oregon with a population of 22,749. There are 8,189 households in the county with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 35.12% of households in Hood River County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hood River County

The median gross income for households in Hood River County is $55,827 a year, or $4,652 a month. The median rent for the county is $888 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hood River County, a household making less than $2,960 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Hood River County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 7.78 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Hood River 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 Hood River County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,800

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 Hood River 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.

Hood River County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $13,850 $16,240 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $32,960 $37,140 $41,320
50% $23,050 $26,350 $29,650 $32,900 $35,550 $38,200 $40,800 $43,450
80% $36,900 $42,150 $47,400 $52,650 $56,900 $61,100 $65,300 $69,500

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Hood River County

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

From 1991 to 2012, 9 low income apartment communities containing 476 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Hood River County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Hood River County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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.

Hood River County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% $23,050 $26,350 $29,650 $32,900 $35,550 $38,200 $40,800 $43,450
HERA 50% $23,900 $27,300 $30,700 $34,100 $36,850 $39,600 $42,300 $45,050
60% $27,660 $31,620 $35,580 $39,480 $42,660 $45,840 $48,960 $52,140
HERA 60% $28,680 $32,760 $36,840 $40,920 $44,220 $47,520 $50,760 $54,060

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 Hood River County is $35,580 a year, or $2,965 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,965 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $890 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 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 1 Bed 5 Bed
50% $576 $618 $741 $856 $955 $1,053
60% $692 $741 $890 $1,027 $1,146 $1,264
Fair Market Rents in Hood River 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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$571 $744 $899 $1,309 $1,473

Cities In Hood River County

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Cascade Locks 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cascade Locks is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Hood River 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hood River is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Mount Hood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Hood is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Odell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Odell is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Parkdale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parkdale is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.