Affordable Housing In Linn County
Oregon

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There are 14 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 596 affordable apartments for rent in Linn County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 193 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 40 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Linn County. There are 809 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Affordable Apartments in Linn County

45 Market St
Lebanon, Oregon
Park Manor is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Lebanon.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
885 Sommerville Loop
Harrisburg, Oregon
Sommerville Place Apartments is a 28 unit low income housing apartment community in Harrisburg.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Harrisburg.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit HOME
142 E Elmore St
Lebanon, Oregon
Queen Anne Apartments is a 98 unit low income housing apartment community in Lebanon.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Lebanon.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
1796 Ames Creek Ct
Sweet Home, Oregon
Ames Creek Court is a 31 unit low income housing apartment community in Sweet Home.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Sweet Home.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
1241 23rd Ave
Sweet Home, Oregon
Cascadia Village Apartments ( Rfp ) is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community in Sweet Home.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Sweet Home.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit HOME

Understanding Affordable Housing in Linn County, Oregon

Linn County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 596
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 193
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Total Population 118,971
Housing Units 45,100
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $45,644 ±$1,566
Median Rent $810 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.89% ± 3.26pp

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

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2014 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 3.26 percentage points.

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 $55,100

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 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.

Linn County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $12,060 $16,240 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $32,000 $34,200 $36,400
50% $19,300 $22,050 $24,800 $27,550 $29,800 $32,000 $34,200 $36,400
80% $30,900 $35,300 $39,700 $44,100 $47,650 $51,200 $54,700 $58,250

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 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.

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

Linn County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% $19,300 $22,050 $24,800 $27,550 $29,800 $32,000 $34,200 $36,400
HERA 50% $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,500 $31,900 $34,250 $36,600 $38,950
60% $23,160 $26,460 $29,760 $33,060 $35,760 $38,400 $41,040 $43,680
HERA 60% $24,780 $28,320 $31,860 $35,400 $38,280 $41,100 $43,920 $46,740

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 $29,760 a year, or $2,480 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,480 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $744 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 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 1 Bed 5 Bed
50% $483 $517 $620 $717 $800 $883
60% $579 $620 $744 $860 $960 $1,059
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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$557 $661 $878 $1,278 $1,491

Cities In Linn County

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Brownsville 0
Cascadia 0
Crabtree 0
Crawfordsville 0
Gates 0
Halsey 0
Harrisburg 1
Holley 0
Idanha 0
Lacomb 0
Lebanon 8
Lyons 0
Mill City 0
Millersburg 0
Peoria 0
Scio 1
Shedd 0
Sodaville 0
South Lebanon 0
Sweet Home 4
Tangent 0
Waterloo 0
West Scio 0