Affordable Housing In Jackson County
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There are 57 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,472 affordable apartments for rent in Jackson County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 1,353 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 442 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Jackson County. There are 2,100 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 Jackson County is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.

Affordable Apartments in Jackson County

245 Tolman Creek Rd
Ashland, Oregon
Ashley Garden Apartments is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Ashland.
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 Ashley Senior Center Apartments
2301 Siskiyou Boulevard
Ashland, Oregon
Ashley Senior Center Apartments is a 61 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Ashland.
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
1055 Ellendale Dr
Medford, Oregon
Quail Ridge Retirement Center is a 60 unit low income housing apartment community in Medford.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
1971 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, Oregon
Star Thistle Apartments is a 12 unit low income housing apartment community in Ashland.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
2874 Creekside Cir
Medford, Oregon
Ross Knotts Retirement Center is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Medford.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units

Housing Authorities that serve Jackson County

The Housing Authority of Jackson County is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Medford, Oregon.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Jackson County, Oregon

Jackson County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 57
Total Low Income Apartments 2,472
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,353
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.02%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Total Population 208,363
Housing Units 83,487
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $44,028 ±$1,107
Median Rent $886 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.52% ± 2.65pp

Population and Household Demographics

Jackson County is a County in Oregon with a population of 208,363. There are 83,487 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 38.02% of households in Jackson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jackson County

The median gross income for households in Jackson County is $44,028 a year, or $3,669 a month. The median rent for the county is $886 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jackson County, a household making less than $2,953 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Jackson County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2014 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 2.65 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Jackson 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 Jackson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $53,600

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 Jackson 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.

Jackson 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% $12,060 $16,240 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $31,100 $33,250 $35,400
50% $18,800 $21,450 $24,150 $26,800 $28,950 $31,100 $33,250 $35,400
80% $30,050 $34,350 $38,650 $42,900 $46,350 $49,800 $53,200 $56,650

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 Jackson County

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

From 1987 to 2012, 30 low income apartment communities containing 1,370 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Jackson County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Jackson 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.

Jackson 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% $18,800 $21,450 $24,150 $26,800 $28,950 $31,100 $33,250 $35,400
HERA 50% $21,500 $24,550 $27,600 $30,650 $33,150 $35,600 $38,050 $40,500
60% $22,560 $25,740 $28,980 $32,160 $34,740 $37,320 $39,900 $42,480
HERA 60% $25,800 $29,460 $33,120 $36,780 $39,780 $42,720 $45,660 $48,600

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 Jackson County is $28,980 a year, or $2,415 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,415 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $725 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% $470 $503 $604 $697 $778 $858
60% $564 $604 $725 $836 $933 $1,030
Fair Market Rents in Jackson 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
$615 $649 $862 $1,255 $1,439

Cities In Jackson County

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Ashland 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashland is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.
Butte Falls 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Butte Falls is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.
Central Point 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Central Point is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.
Eagle Point 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eagle Point is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.
Foots Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Foots Creek is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.
Gold Hill 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gold Hill is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.
Jacksonville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jacksonville is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.
Medford 29 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Medford is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.
Phoenix 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Phoenix is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.
Prospect 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prospect is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.
Rogue River 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rogue River is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.
Ruch 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ruch is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.
Shady Cove 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shady Cove is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.
Talent 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Talent is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.
Trail 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Trail is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.
White City 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves White City is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.
Wimer 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wimer is the Housing Authority of Jackson County.