Affordable Housing In Klamath County
12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Klamath County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Klamath County, Oregon
There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 438 affordable apartments for rent in Klamath County, Oregon.
Income Based Apartments in Klamath County, Oregon
Klamath County features 250 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
Low Rent Apartments in Klamath County, Oregon
There are 188 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Klamath County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Klamath County, Oregon
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Klamath County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Klamath County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Klamath County, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $821 and $1,003.
2022 Klamath County, Oregon Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards
Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.
|Studio||One BR||Two BR||Three BR||Four BR|
|Klamath County, Oregon Fair Market Rent||$606||$693||$912||$1,295||$1,552|
|Klamath County, Oregon Payment Standard Range||$545 to $667||$624 to $762||$821 to $1,003||$1,166 to $1,425||$1,397 to $1,707|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
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|
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.
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 $60,900
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 HUD Rental Assistance in Klamath County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Klamath County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Klamath County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Klamath County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.