Cheap Apartments In Lane County
Oregon

Windsong Apartments

1365 Spruce Street
Florence, OR
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Laurel Court Apartments

3420 Jacobs Ln
Eugene, OR
Accessable
Subsidized

Gateway Apartments

125 Gateway Blvd
Cottage Grove, OR
Subsidized

Uhlhorn Apartments

689 W 13th Ave
Eugene, OR
62+
Accessable
Subsidized

Lawrence Court

377 W 8th Ave
Eugene, OR
Subsidized

There are 100 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.

Housing Authorities that serve Lane County

The Homes for Good 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 Properties100
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 $64,100

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

Income1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30% of Median$13,500$16,460$20,780$25,100$29,420$33,740$38,060$42,350
50% of Median$22,450$25,650$28,850$32,050$34,650$37,200$39,750$42,350
80% of Median$35,950$41,050$46,200$51,300$55,450$59,550$63,650$67,750

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 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.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Lane County

Income1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50% of Median$22,450$25,650$28,850$32,050$34,650$37,200$39,750$42,350
60% of Median$26,940$30,780$34,620$38,460$41,580$44,640$47,700$50,820

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 $34,620 a year, or $2,885 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,885 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $866 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
50%$561$601$721$834$930$1,026
60%$674$722$866$1,001$1,116$1,232
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.

2018 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$623$727$967$1,407$1,660

Cities In Lane County

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CityListingsServed By
Eugene60The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eugene is the Homes for Good.
Springfield14The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springfield is the Homes for Good.
Creswell1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Creswell is the Homes for Good.
Florence10The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Florence is the Homes for Good.
Oakridge2The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakridge is the Homes for Good.
Junction City3The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Junction City is the Homes for Good.
Lowell0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lowell is the Homes for Good.
Cottage Grove7The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cottage Grove is the Homes for Good.
Veneta3The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Veneta is the Homes for Good.
Coburg0
Dunes City0
Westfir0