Affordable Housing In Lane County
Oregon

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There are 101 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 5,142 affordable apartments for rent in Lane County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 2,080 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 606 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Lane County. There are 3,860 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lane County is the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County.

Affordable Apartments in Lane County

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1365 Spruce Street
Florence, Oregon
Windsong Apartments is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Florence.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Rural Development Rental Assistance
Project Based Rental Assistance
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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3420 Jacobs Ln
Eugene, Oregon
Laurel Court Apartments is a 17 unit low income housing apartment community in Eugene.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Project Based Rental Assistance
Accessible Units
Persons With Disabilities
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125 Gateway Blvd
Cottage Grove, Oregon
Gateway Apartments is a 37 unit low income housing apartment community in Cottage Grove.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Project Based Rental Assistance
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689 W 13th Ave
Eugene, Oregon
Uhlhorn Apartments is a 20 unit low income housing apartment community in Eugene.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Project Based Rental Assistance
Senior (62+)
Accessible Units
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377 W 8th Ave
Eugene, Oregon
Lawrence Court is a 51 unit low income housing apartment community in Eugene.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Project Based Rental Assistance
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Housing Authorities that serve Lane County

The Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Eugene, Oregon.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Lane County, Oregon

Lane County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties101
Total Low Income Apartments5,142
Total Rent Assisted Apartments2,080
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters41.34%
Average Renter Household Size2.36
Total Population357,060
Housing Units146,235
Average Household Size2.39
Median Household Income$44,103 ±$729
Median Rent$866 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened54.83% ± 1.9pp

Population and Household Demographics

Lane County is a County in Oregon with a population of 357,060. There are 146,235 households in the county with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 41.34% of households in Lane County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lane County

The median gross income for households in Lane County is $44,103 a year, or $3,675 a month. The median rent for the county is $866 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lane County, a household making less than $2,887 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.54.83% of households who rent are overburdened in Lane County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 1.9 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Lane 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 Lane County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,000

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 Lane 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.

Lane County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$12,400$16,240$20,420$24,600$28,780$32,960$36,600$38,950
50%$20,650$23,600$26,550$29,500$31,900$34,250$36,600$38,950
80%$33,050$37,800$42,500$47,200$51,000$54,800$58,550$62,350

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 Lane County

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

From 1988 to 2012, 47 low income apartment communities containing 2,087 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lane County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Lane 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.

Lane County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$20,650$23,600$26,550$29,500$31,900$34,250$36,600$38,950
HERA 50%$20,750$23,700$26,650$29,600$32,000$34,350$36,750$39,100
60%$24,780$28,320$31,860$35,400$38,280$41,100$43,920$46,740
HERA 60%$24,900$28,440$31,980$35,520$38,400$41,220$44,100$46,920

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 Lane County is $31,860 a year, or $2,655 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,655 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $797 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 AMIStudio2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed1 Bed5 Bed
50%$516$553$664$768$856$944
60%$620$664$797$921$1,028$1,133
Fair Market Rents in Lane 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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$564$669$889$1,289$1,553

Cities In Lane County

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CityListingsServed By
Coburg0
Cottage Grove7The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cottage Grove is the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County.
Creswell1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Creswell is the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County.
Dunes City0
Eugene60The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eugene is the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County.
Florence11The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Florence is the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County.
Junction City3The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Junction City is the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County.
Lowell0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lowell is the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County.
Oakridge2The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakridge is the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County.
Springfield14The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County.
Veneta3The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Veneta is the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County.
Westfir0