Cheap Apartments In Klamath County

Lake Park Towers

203 Main St
Klamath Falls, OR

High Valley Estates

1333 Avalon St
Klamath Falls, OR

Klamath View Retirement Center

2175 N Eldorado Ave
Klamath Falls, OR

Luther Square Retirement Village

2314 Homedale Rd
Klamath Falls, OR

Klamath Ha

1445 Avalon St
Klamath Falls, OR

There are 12 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 438 affordable apartments for rent in Klamath County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 250 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 105 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Klamath County. There are 234 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Klamath County, Oregon

Klamath County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties12
Total Low Income Apartments438
Total Rent Assisted Apartments250
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters35.17%
Average Renter Household Size2.39
Total Population65,972
Housing Units27,188
Average Household Size2.39
Median Household Income$40,336 ±$1,774
Median Rent$723 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened48.8% ± 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.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 3.96 percentage points.

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 $52,700

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

Income1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 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 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.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Klamath 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 Klamath County

Income1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50% of Median$19,150$21,900$24,650$27,350$29,550$31,750$33,950$36,150
HERA 50%$19,600$22,400$25,200$27,950$30,200$32,450$34,700$36,900
60% of Median$22,980$26,280$29,580$32,820$35,460$38,100$40,740$43,380
HERA 60%$23,520$26,880$30,240$33,540$36,240$38,940$41,640$44,280

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 $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 AMIStudio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed5 Bed
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.

2018 Fair Market Rents
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Cities In Klamath County

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Klamath Falls9The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Klamath Falls is the Klamath Housing Authority.