Affordable Housing In Malheur County
Oregon

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There are 17 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 406 affordable apartments for rent in Malheur County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 268 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 129 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Malheur County. There are 395 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Malheur County is the Housing Authority of Malheur & Harney Counties.

Affordable Apartments in Malheur County

Image of Nyssa Manor Apartments
510 S 5th St
Nyssa, Oregon
Nyssa Manor Apartments is a low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Nyssa.
Image of Ontario Manor Apartments I & II
13767 SW 8th Ave
Ontario, Oregon
Ontario Manor Apartments I & II is a low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Ontario.
630 SW 24th St
Ontario, Oregon
Ontario Villa is a 13 unit low income housing apartment community in Ontario.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
655 Alameda Dr
Ontario, Oregon
Idylwood Manor is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community in Ontario.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
1002 Bower Ave
Nyssa, Oregon
Nyssa Court is a 7 unit low income housing apartment community in Nyssa.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance

Housing Authorities that serve Malheur County

The Housing Authority of Malheur & Harney Counties is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Ontario, Oregon.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Malheur County, Oregon

Malheur County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 406
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 268
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

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 5.46 percentage points.

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 $49,500

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.

Malheur 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 $30,950 $33,050 $35,200
50% $18,700 $21,350 $24,000 $26,650 $28,800 $30,950 $33,050 $35,200
80% $29,900 $34,150 $38,400 $42,650 $46,100 $49,500 $52,900 $56,300

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 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.

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

Malheur 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% $18,700 $21,350 $24,000 $26,650 $28,800 $30,950 $33,050 $35,200
HERA 50% $19,700 $22,500 $25,300 $28,100 $30,350 $32,600 $34,850 $37,100
60% $22,440 $25,620 $28,800 $31,980 $34,560 $37,140 $39,660 $42,240
HERA 60% $23,640 $27,000 $30,360 $33,720 $36,420 $39,120 $41,820 $44,520

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 $28,800 a year, or $2,400 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,400 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $720 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% $468 $501 $600 $693 $774 $853
60% $561 $601 $720 $832 $929 $1,024
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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$477 $521 $681 $912 $1,075

Cities In Malheur County

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