Affordable Housing In Linn County

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Linn County

Queen Anne Apartments

142 E Elmore St
Lebanon, OR
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1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Village Manor

2411 S 2nd St
Lebanon, OR
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1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Park Manor

42 Market St
Lebanon, OR
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1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Ames Creek Court Apartments

1796 Ames Creek Ct
Sweet Home, OR
HCV Welcome

Sunset Corners I Apartments

1321 Sunset Lane
Sweet Home, OR
HCV Welcome

Carolina 100 Apartments

100 E Carolina St
Lebanon, OR
HCV Welcome

Carolina Court Apartments

188 5th St
Lebanon, OR
HCV Welcome

Linnhaven Stonebrook Apartments

1220 23rd Ave
Sweet Home, OR

Sommerville Place Apartments

885 Sommerville Loop
Harrisburg, OR
HCV Welcome

Cascadia Village Apartments ( Rfp )

1241 23rd Ave
Sweet Home, OR
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in Linn County

Housing Authority Programs
Linn-Benton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Linn County, Oregon

According to federal housing data and research, there are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 556 affordable apartments for rent in Linn County, Oregon. Linn County features 153 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 403 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Linn County.

Linn County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 556
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 153
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $45,644 ±$1,566
Median Rent $810 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.89% ± 3.26pp
Total Population 118,971

Population and Household Demographics

Linn County is a County in Oregon with a population of 118,971. There are 45,100 households in the county with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 35.73% of households in Linn County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Linn County

The median gross income for households in Linn County is $45,644 a year, or $3,804 a month. The median rent for the county is $810 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Linn County, a household making less than $2,700 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Linn County.1

Area Median Income In Linn 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 Linn County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,600

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 Linn 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 Linn County HUD Rental Assistance in Linn County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,800 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,300
50% of Median $23,000 $26,250 $29,550 $32,800 $35,450 $38,050 $40,700 $43,300
80% of Median $36,750 $42,000 $47,250 $52,500 $56,700 $60,900 $65,100 $69,300
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Linn County

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

From 1987 to 2010, 8 low income apartment communities containing 344 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Linn 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 Linn County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,000 $26,250 $29,550 $32,800 $35,450 $38,050 $40,700 $43,300
60% of Median $27,600 $31,500 $35,460 $39,360 $42,540 $45,660 $48,840 $51,960

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 Linn County is $35,460 a year, or $2,955 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,955 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $887 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% $575 $616 $739 $853 $951 $1,050
60% $690 $739 $887 $1,024 $1,142 $1,260
Fair Market Rents in Linn 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$721 $832 $1,096 $1,562 $1,824

Cities In Linn County

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Lebanon 7
Scio 1
Sweet Home 4
Harrisburg 1
Brownsville 0
Cascadia 0
Crabtree 0
Crawfordsville 0
Gates 0
Halsey 0
Holley 0
Idanha 0
Lacomb 0
Lyons 0
Mill City 0
Millersburg 0
Peoria 0
Shedd 0
Sodaville 0
South Lebanon 0
Tangent 0
Waterloo 0
West Scio 0