Cheap Apartments In Jefferson County
Oregon


Waiting List Openings In Jefferson County

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Low Income Apartments In Jefferson County

Madras Estates Apartments

242 SW 3rd Street
Madras, OR
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Canyon Villa Estates

306 SW C St
Madras, OR
Subsidized

Golden Age Manor I

289 SW C St
Madras, OR
Subsidized

Madison Apartments

950 SW Madison St
Madras, OR
Subsidized

Madras Family Housing Center II

375 SW H St
Madras, OR
HCV Welcome

Jefferson Court

319 SW G St
Madras, OR
Subsidized

Willow Creek Apartments

410 NE Oak St
Madras, OR
HCV Welcome
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There are 7 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 201 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 113 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 27 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Jefferson County. There are 282 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Jefferson County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Works Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing

Understanding Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Oregon

Jefferson County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 201
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 113
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.23%
Average Renter Household Size 3.22
Total Population 22,061
Housing Units 7,692
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $46,366 ±$3,506
Median Rent $751 ±$58
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.78% ± 5.76pp

Population and Household Demographics

Jefferson County is a County in Oregon with a population of 22,061. There are 7,692 households in the county with an average household size of 2.76 persons. 33.23% of households in Jefferson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson County

The median gross income for households in Jefferson County is $46,366 a year, or $3,864 a month. The median rent for the county is $751 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson County, a household making less than $2,503 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 5.76 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $52,800

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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County HUD Rental Assistance in Jefferson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,140 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $31,750 $33,950 $36,150
50% of Median $19,150 $21,900 $24,650 $27,350 $29,550 $31,750 $33,950 $36,150
80% of Median $30,650 $35,000 $39,400 $43,750 $47,250 $50,750 $54,250 $57,750

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 Jefferson County

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

From 1990 to 1998, 4 low income apartment communities containing 117 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Jefferson County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Jefferson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $19,150 $21,900 $24,650 $27,350 $29,550 $31,750 $33,950 $36,150
60% of Median $22,980 $26,280 $29,580 $32,820 $35,460 $38,100 $40,740 $43,380

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 Jefferson County is $29,580 a year, or $2,465 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,465 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $740 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% $479 $513 $616 $711 $794 $876
60% $575 $616 $740 $854 $953 $1,052
Fair Market Rents in Jefferson 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
$482 $611 $700 $1,012 $1,230

Cities In Jefferson County

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City Listings Served By
Madras 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Madras is the Housing Works.
Camp Sherman 0
Culver 0
Metolius 0
Warm Springs 0