Affordable Housing In Hood River County
Oregon

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hood River County

Dethman Manor

1205 Montello Ave
Hood River, OR
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Indian Creek Village

1585 9th Ct
Hood River, OR
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Indian Creek Court

1615 9th Ct
Hood River, OR
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Windriver Place Apartments

955 Sieverkropp Drive
Hood River, OR
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Arends Place I

830 Sieverkropp Drive
Hood River, OR
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Arends Place II Apartments

930 Sieverkropp Drive
Hood River, OR
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Cascade Meadows

Belle St
Cascade Locks, OR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Riverside Apartments, The

1600 9th Ct
Hood River, OR
HCV Welcome

Rio Bella Apartments Rio Bella Heights

1650 Hope Ave
Hood River, OR
HCV Welcome

Hood River Crossing

3145 Cascade Ave
Hood River, OR
HCV Welcome

There are 12 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 550 affordable apartments for rent in Hood River County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 197 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Hood River County, HUD housing programs support 75 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 353 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Hood River County

Housing Authority Programs
Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To 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

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 $70,700

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.

Income Qualifications for Hood River County HUD Rental Assistance in Hood River County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,850 $17,000 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,750 $28,300 $31,850 $35,350 $38,200 $41,050 $43,850 $46,700
80% of Median $39,600 $45,250 $50,900 $56,550 $61,100 $65,600 $70,150 $74,650
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.

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 Hood River County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,750 $28,300 $31,850 $35,350 $38,200 $41,050 $43,850 $46,700
60% of Median $29,700 $33,960 $38,220 $42,420 $45,840 $49,260 $52,620 $56,040

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 $38,220 a year, or $3,185 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,185 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $956 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% $619 $663 $796 $919 $1,026 $1,132
60% $743 $796 $956 $1,103 $1,232 $1,358
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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$711 $882 $1,106 $1,599 $1,692

Cities In Hood River County

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City Listings Served By
Hood River 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hood River is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Cascade Locks 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cascade Locks 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.