Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Madras
Jefferson County, Oregon

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Madras

Madras Estates Apartments

242 SW 3rd Street
Madras, Oregon
Call For Rent
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Chennai Landing Apartments

645 Southwest Marshall Street
Madras, Oregon
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Canyon Villa Estates

306 SW C St
Madras, Oregon

Golden Age Manor I

289 SW C St
Madras, Oregon

Madison Apartments

950 SW Madison St
Madras, Oregon

Madras Family Housing Center II

375 SW H St
Madras, Oregon
Accepts Vouchers

Jefferson Court

319 SW G St
Madras, Oregon

Willow Creek Apartments

410 NE Oak St
Madras, Oregon
Accepts Vouchers

Menta Park Lh C/O Epic Prop Mgmnt

Scattered Sites
Madras, Oregon

Canyon East Apts C/O Epic Prop Mgmnt

280 Ne Jefferson
Madras, Oregon
  • «
  • 1
  • »

Housing Authorities that serve Madras

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Works Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Madras, Oregon

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 269 affordable apartments for rent in Madras, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Madras, Oregon

Madras features 113 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Madras, Oregon

There are 112 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Madras.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Madras, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Madras landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Madras.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Madras, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $757 and $925.

2020 Madras, Oregon Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $548 $739 $841 $1,213 $1,477
Payment Standard Range $493 to $603 $665 to $813 $757 to $925 $1,092 to $1,334 $1,329 to $1,625

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Madras, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 269
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 113
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 54.48%
Average Renter Household Size 3.07
Average Household Size 2.78
Median Household Income $37,732 ±$8,343
Median Rent $758 ±$59
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.97% ± 9.52pp
Total Population 6,487

Population and Household Demographics

Madras is a city in Jefferson County, Oregon with a population of 6,487. There are 2,289 households in the city with an average household size of 2.78 persons. 54.48% of households in Madras are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Madras

The median gross income for households in Madras is $37,732 a year, or $3,144 a month. The median rent for the city is $758 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Madras, a household making less than $2,527 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Madras.

Area Median Income In Madras

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Madras, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jefferson County.

In Madras, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,700

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 Madras

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Madras

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $38,100 $40,550
50% of Median $21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
80% of Median $34,400 $39,300 $44,200 $49,100 $53,050 $57,000 $60,900 $64,850