Affordable Housing In Josephine County
Oregon

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Josephine County

Jade East

820 NE D St
Grants Pass, OR
$385-600
Studio-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Victorian Arms

830 NE Victoria St
Grants Pass, OR
$658-804
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Jefferson Court

9810 NE Victoria
Grants Pass, OR
$594-831
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Foothills Retirement Center I & II

2031 NE D St
Grants Pass, OR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Golden Rain Apartments

845 NE Victoria St
Grants Pass, OR
Subsidized

Valley Village

510 Schumacher St
Cave Junction, OR
Subsidized

Willows, The

300 SE M St
Grants Pass, OR
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Blackberry Knoll Apartments

2145 NW North Hill Dr
Grants Pass, OR
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Harbeck Village

1760 Harbeck Rd
Grants Pass, OR
HCV Welcome

Red Oak Manor

915 SW L St
Grants Pass, OR
HCV Welcome

There are 17 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 796 affordable apartments for rent in Josephine County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 635 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Josephine County, HUD housing programs support 94 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 161 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Josephine County

Housing Authority Programs
Josephine Housing and Community Development Council Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Josephine County, Oregon

Josephine County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 796
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 635
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.62%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Total Population 83,409
Housing Units 34,527
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $37,665 ±$1,789
Median Rent $837 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.47% ± 4.34pp

Population and Household Demographics

Josephine County is a County in Oregon with a population of 83,409. There are 34,527 households in the county with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 33.62% of households in Josephine County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Josephine County

The median gross income for households in Josephine County is $37,665 a year, or $3,139 a month. The median rent for the county is $837 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Josephine County, a household making less than $2,790 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Josephine County.1

Area Median Income In Josephine 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 Josephine County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $48,800

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 Josephine 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 Josephine County HUD Rental Assistance in Josephine County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
50% of Median $20,150 $23,000 $25,900 $28,750 $31,050 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
80% of Median $32,200 $36,800 $41,400 $46,000 $49,700 $53,400 $57,050 $60,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Josephine County

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

From 1988 to 2004, 7 low income apartment communities containing 398 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Josephine 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 Josephine County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,150 $23,000 $25,900 $28,750 $31,050 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
60% of Median $24,180 $27,600 $31,080 $34,500 $37,260 $40,020 $42,780 $45,540

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 Josephine County is $31,080 a year, or $2,590 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,590 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $777 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% $504 $539 $648 $748 $834 $920
60% $605 $647 $777 $897 $1,001 $1,104
Fair Market Rents in Josephine 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
$717 $722 $955 $1,381 $1,677

Cities In Josephine County

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City Listings Served By
Grants Pass 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grants Pass is the Josephine Housing and Community Development Council.
Cave Junction 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cave Junction is the Josephine Housing and Community Development Council.
Fruitdale 0
Kerby 0
Merlin 0
New Hope 0
O'Brien 0
Redwood 0
Selma 0
Takilma 0
Williams 0