Affordable Housing In La Grande
Union County, Oregon

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In La Grande

Grande Woods Apartments

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

La Grande Plaza II

713 12th St
La Grande, Oregon

Thunderbird Apartments

401 20th St
La Grande, Oregon

Pinehurst Apartments

1502 21st St
La Grande, Oregon

La Grande Plaza I

703 12th St
La Grande, Oregon

La Grande Retirement Apartments

1612 7th St
La Grande, Oregon

Cove Avenue Apartments

1906 Cove Ave
La Grande, Oregon

Tamarack Court

1613 21st St
La Grande, Oregon
Accepts Vouchers

Tamarack Court

21st And E Q Sts
La Grande, Oregon
Accepts Vouchers

Green Tree Apartments

2310 E Q Ave
La Grande, Oregon
Accepts Vouchers

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

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 471 affordable apartments for rent in La Grande, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in La Grande, Oregon

La Grande features 223 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 La Grande, Oregon

There are 248 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in La Grande.

Housing Choice Vouchers in La Grande, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay La Grande landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in La Grande.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in La Grande, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $763 and $933.

2020 La Grande, 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
Fair Market Rent $553 $644 $848 $1,223 $1,421
Payment Standard Range $498 to $608 $580 to $708 $763 to $933 $1,101 to $1,345 $1,279 to $1,563

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

La Grande, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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 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