Affordable Housing In Josephine County
Oregon

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There are 18 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 818 affordable apartments for rent in Josephine County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 657 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 94 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Josephine County. There are 1,176 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 Josephine County is the Josephine Housing & Community Development Council.

Affordable Apartments in Josephine County

845 NE Victoria St
Grants Pass, Oregon
Golden Rain Apartments is a 38 unit low income housing apartment community in Grants Pass.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
830 NE Victoria St
Grants Pass, Oregon
Victorian Arms is a 16 unit low income housing apartment community in Grants Pass.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
510 Schumacher St
Cave Junction, Oregon
Valley Village is a 16 unit low income housing apartment community in Cave Junction.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
300 SE M St
Grants Pass, Oregon
Willows, The is a 10 unit low income housing apartment community in Grants Pass.
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
1997 NE D St
Grants Pass, Oregon
Foothills II Retirement Center is a 22 unit low income housing apartment community in Grants Pass.
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 Josephine County

The Josephine Housing & Community Development Council is a Section 8 public housing agency in Grants Pass, Oregon.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Josephine County, Oregon

Josephine County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 818
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 657
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

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 4.34 percentage points.

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 $46,500

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.

Josephine 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 $30,950 $33,050 $35,200
50% $18,700 $21,350 $24,000 $26,650 $28,800 $30,950 $33,050 $35,200
80% $29,900 $34,150 $38,400 $42,650 $46,100 $49,500 $52,900 $56,300

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 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.

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

Josephine 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% $18,700 $21,350 $24,000 $26,650 $28,800 $30,950 $33,050 $35,200
HERA 50% $18,700 $21,400 $24,050 $26,700 $28,850 $31,000 $33,150 $35,250
60% $22,440 $25,620 $28,800 $31,980 $34,560 $37,140 $39,660 $42,240
HERA 60% $22,440 $25,680 $28,860 $32,040 $34,620 $37,200 $39,780 $42,300

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 $28,800 a year, or $2,400 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,400 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $720 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% $468 $501 $600 $693 $774 $853
60% $561 $601 $720 $832 $929 $1,024
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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$622 $626 $795 $1,157 $1,401

Cities In Josephine County

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City Listings Served By
Cave Junction 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cave Junction is the Josephine Housing & Community Development Council.
Fruitdale 0
Grants Pass 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grants Pass is the Josephine Housing & Community Development Council.
Kerby 0
Merlin 0
New Hope 0
O'Brien 0
Redwood 0
Selma 0
Takilma 0
Williams 0