Affordable Housing In Malheur County
Oregon

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Malheur County

West Alameda Apartments

833 Alameda Dr
Ontario, OR
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Nyssa Manor Apartments

510 S 5th St
Nyssa, OR
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Ontario Manor Apartments I & II

13767 SW 8th Ave
Ontario, OR
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Ontario Villa

630 SW 24th St
Ontario, OR
Subsidized

Idylwood Manor

655 Alameda Dr
Ontario, OR
Subsidized

Nyssa Court

1002 Bower Ave
Nyssa, OR
Subsidized

FAIRVIEW APARTMENTS

555 NW 9th St
Ontario, OR
Subsidized

Rosewood Terrace

625 Alameda Dr
Ontario, OR
Subsidized

Kingstone Square

1007 Ehrgood Ave
Nyssa, OR
Subsidized

Riverside Manor

995 Manor Way
Ontario, OR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 17 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 504 affordable apartments for rent in Malheur County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 366 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Malheur County, HUD housing programs support 129 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 138 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Malheur County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Malheur and Harney Counties Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Malheur County, Oregon

Malheur County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 504
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 366
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.26%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Total Population 30,551
Housing Units 10,286
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $35,418 ±$2,923
Median Rent $604 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.84% ± 5.46pp

Population and Household Demographics

Malheur County is a County in Oregon with a population of 30,551. There are 10,286 households in the county with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 40.26% of households in Malheur County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Malheur County

The median gross income for households in Malheur County is $35,418 a year, or $2,952 a month. The median rent for the county is $604 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Malheur County, a household making less than $2,013 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Malheur County.1

Area Median Income In Malheur 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 Malheur County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,400

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 Malheur 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 Malheur County HUD Rental Assistance in Malheur County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
50% of Median $20,150 $23,000 $25,900 $28,750 $31,050 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
80% of Median $32,200 $36,800 $41,400 $46,000 $49,700 $53,400 $57,050 $60,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Malheur County

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

From 1991 to 2010, 7 low income apartment communities containing 204 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Malheur 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 Malheur County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,150 $23,000 $25,900 $28,750 $31,050 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
60% of Median $24,180 $27,600 $31,080 $34,500 $37,260 $40,020 $42,780 $45,540

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 Malheur County is $31,080 a year, or $2,590 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,590 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $777 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% $504 $539 $648 $748 $834 $920
60% $605 $647 $777 $897 $1,001 $1,104
Fair Market Rents in Malheur 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
$478 $544 $709 $934 $1,133

Cities In Malheur County

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City Listings Served By
Ontario 13 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ontario is the Housing Authority of Malheur and Harney Counties.
Vale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vale is the Housing Authority of Malheur and Harney Counties.
Nyssa 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nyssa is the Housing Authority of Malheur and Harney Counties.
Adrian 0
Annex 0
Brogan 0
Harper 0
Jordan Valley 0
Juntura 0