Affordable Housing In La Grande
Union County, Oregon

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In La Grande

Grande Woods Apartments

2005 Gekeler Ln
La Grande, OR
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

La Grande Plaza II

713 12th St
La Grande, OR
Subsidized

Thunderbird Apartments

401 20th St
La Grande, OR
Subsidized

Pinehurst Apartments

1502 21st St
La Grande, OR
Subsidized

La Grande Plaza I

703 12th St
La Grande, OR
Subsidized

La Grande Retirement Apartments

1612 7th St
La Grande, OR
Subsidized

Cove Avenue Apartments

1906 Cove Ave
La Grande, OR
Subsidized

Tamarack Court

1613 21st St
La Grande, OR
HCV Welcome

Tamarack Court

21st And E Q Sts
La Grande, OR
HCV Welcome

Green Tree Apartments

2310 E Q Ave
La Grande, OR
HCV Welcome

There are 13 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 471 affordable apartments for rent in La Grande. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 223 apartments that set rent based on your income. In La Grande, HUD housing programs support 223 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 248 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in La Grande

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in La Grande, Oregon

La Grande, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 471
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 223
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Total Population 13,088
Housing Units 5,399
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $39,135 ±$4,243
Median Rent $681 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.12% ± 7.09pp

Population and Household Demographics

La Grande is a City in Union County, Oregon with a population of 13,088. There are 5,399 households in the city with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 48.08% of households in La Grande are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in La Grande

The median gross income for households in La Grande is $39,135 a year, or $3,261 a month. The median rent for the city is $681 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In La Grande, a household making less than $2,270 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.12% of households who rent are overburdened in La Grande.1

Area Median Income In La Grande

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For La Grande, the AMI is calculated from all households within Union County.

In La Grande, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,800

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 La Grande

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 La Grande HUD Rental Assistance in La Grande

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,800 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,700 $40,150
50% of Median $21,300 $24,350 $27,400 $30,400 $32,850 $35,300 $37,700 $40,150
80% of Median $34,100 $38,950 $43,800 $48,650 $52,550 $56,450 $60,350 $64,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in La Grande

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

From 1995 to 2011, 6 low income apartment communities containing 262 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in La Grande 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 La Grande

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,300 $24,350 $27,400 $30,400 $32,850 $35,300 $37,700 $40,150
60% of Median $25,560 $29,220 $32,880 $36,480 $39,420 $42,360 $45,240 $48,180

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 La Grande is $32,880 a year, or $2,740 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,740 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $822 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% $533 $571 $685 $791 $883 $973
60% $639 $685 $822 $949 $1,059 $1,168
Fair Market Rents in La Grande

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
$470 $553 $732 $1,058 $1,207