Affordable Housing In Lane County
Oregon

100 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lane County

Village East Apartments

6330 Main St
Springfield, OR
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Windsong Apartments

1365 Spruce Street
Florence, OR
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Tanglewood Apartments

1956 16th St
Florence, OR
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
HCV Welcome

Richardson Bridge Apartments

1210 Acorn Park St
Eugene, OR
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Willamette Gardens

3545 Kinsrow Ave
Eugene, OR
$590-810
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Woodleaf Village

745 Woodleaf Lane
Eugene, OR
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Ya Po Ah Terrace Apartments

350 Pearl St
Eugene, OR
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
62+
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

The Oaks at 14th

1424 Oak Patch
Eugene, OR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Hawthorn at 29th Place Apartments

2988 Oak St
Eugene, OR
Subsidized

Camas Court

420 S 2nd St
Creswell, OR
HCV Welcome

There are 100 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 5,137 affordable apartments for rent in Lane County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 2,122 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Lane County, HUD housing programs support 870 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 3,015 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Lane County

Housing Authority Programs
Homes for Good Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lane County, Oregon

Lane County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 100
Total Low Income Apartments 5,137
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 2,122
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.34%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Total Population 357,060
Housing Units 146,235
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $44,103 ±$729
Median Rent $866 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.83% ± 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

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 $64,900

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 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.

Income Qualifications for Lane County HUD Rental Assistance in Lane County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,850
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,450 $35,050 $37,650 $40,250 $42,850
80% of Median $36,350 $41,550 $46,750 $51,900 $56,100 $60,250 $64,400 $68,550
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.

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 Lane County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,450 $35,050 $37,650 $40,250 $42,850
60% of Median $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $38,940 $42,060 $45,180 $48,300 $51,420

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 $35,100 a year, or $2,925 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,925 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $878 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% $569 $609 $731 $844 $941 $1,039
60% $683 $731 $878 $1,013 $1,130 $1,247
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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$678 $780 $1,032 $1,492 $1,752

Cities In Lane County

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City Listings Served By
Eugene 60 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eugene is the Homes for Good.
Springfield 15 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Homes for Good.
Creswell 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Creswell is the Homes for Good.
Florence 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Florence is the Homes for Good.
Oakridge 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakridge is the Homes for Good.
Junction City 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Junction City is the Homes for Good.
Lowell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lowell is the Homes for Good.
Cottage Grove 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cottage Grove is the Homes for Good.
Veneta 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Veneta is the Homes for Good.
Coburg 0
Dunes City 0
Westfir 0