Affordable Housing In Klamath County

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Klamath County

High Valley Estates

1333 Avalon St
Klamath Falls, OR
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Lake Park Towers

203 Main St
Klamath Falls, OR

Klamath View Retirement Center

2175 N Eldorado Ave
Klamath Falls, OR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Luther Square Retirement Village

2314 Homedale Rd
Klamath Falls, OR

Klamath Ha

1445 Avalon St
Klamath Falls, OR

Country Village Apartments

5333 Homedale Rd
Klamath Falls, OR
HCV Welcome

Merrill Apartments

3rd & Grant St
Merrill, OR


31770 Yonna St
Bonanza, OR

Iris Glen Townhomes

135 Old Fort Rd
Klamath Falls, OR
HCV Welcome

Pe Peep Aak

502 S Charley Ave
Chiloquin, OR

Other Housing Authorities located in Klamath County

Housing Authority Programs
Klamath Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Klamath County, Oregon

According to federal housing data and research, there are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 438 affordable apartments for rent in Klamath County, Oregon. Klamath County features 250 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 188 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Klamath County.

Klamath County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 438
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 250
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $40,336 ±$1,774
Median Rent $723 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.8% ± 3.96pp
Total Population 65,972

Population and Household Demographics

Klamath County is a County in Oregon with a population of 65,972. There are 27,188 households in the county with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 35.17% of households in Klamath County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Klamath County

The median gross income for households in Klamath County is $40,336 a year, or $3,361 a month. The median rent for the county is $723 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Klamath County, a household making less than $2,410 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Klamath County.1

Area Median Income In Klamath 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 Klamath County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,400

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 Klamath 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 Klamath County HUD Rental Assistance in Klamath 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 Klamath County

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

From 1995 to 2010, 3 low income apartment communities containing 149 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Klamath 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 Klamath 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 Klamath 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 Klamath 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$566 $648 $852 $1,201 $1,331

Cities In Klamath County

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City Listings Served By
Klamath Falls 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Klamath Falls is the Klamath Housing Authority.
Chiloquin 1
Bonanza 1
Merrill 1
Altamont 0
Malin 0