Affordable Housing In Marion County
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There are 65 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 3,092 affordable apartments for rent in Marion County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 1,379 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 563 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Marion County. There are 2,071 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 Marion County is the Marion County Housing Authority.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that are located in, but may not directly serve, Marion County is the Salem Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Marion County

1810 32nd Pl NE
Salem, Oregon
Fischer Court I is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Salem.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
1000 Cunningham Ln S
Salem, Oregon
Sunnyslope Manor is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Salem.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
4099 Market St NE
Salem, Oregon
Salem Manor is a 65 unit low income housing apartment community in Salem.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
315 W Hollister St
Stayton, Oregon
Hollister Apartments is a 20 unit low income housing apartment community in Stayton.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
1551 Center St NE
Salem, Oregon
Jason Lee Manor is a 75 unit low income housing apartment community in Salem.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units

Housing Authorities that serve Marion County

The Marion County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Salem, Oregon.

Other Housing Authorities located in Marion County

The Salem Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Salem, Oregon.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Marion County, Oregon

Marion County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 65
Total Low Income Apartments 3,092
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,379
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.78
Total Population 323,259
Housing Units 113,996
Average Household Size 2.75
Median Household Income $48,432 ±$1,215
Median Rent $798 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.05% ± 2.17pp

Population and Household Demographics

Marion County is a County in Oregon with a population of 323,259. There are 113,996 households in the county with an average household size of 2.75 persons. 40.23% of households in Marion County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Marion County

The median gross income for households in Marion County is $48,432 a year, or $4,036 a month. The median rent for the county is $798 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Marion County, a household making less than $2,660 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Marion County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2014 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 2.17 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Marion 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 Marion County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,400

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 Marion 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.

Marion 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% $12,250 $16,240 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $32,960 $36,250 $38,550
50% $20,450 $23,400 $26,300 $29,200 $31,550 $33,900 $36,250 $38,550
80% $32,700 $37,400 $42,050 $46,700 $50,450 $54,200 $57,950 $61,650

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 Marion 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 2011, 28 low income apartment communities containing 1,621 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Marion County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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

Marion 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% $20,450 $23,400 $26,300 $29,200 $31,550 $33,900 $36,250 $38,550
HERA 50% $21,250 $24,250 $27,300 $30,300 $32,750 $35,150 $37,600 $40,000
60% $24,540 $28,080 $31,560 $35,040 $37,860 $40,680 $43,500 $46,260
HERA 60% $25,500 $29,100 $32,760 $36,360 $39,300 $42,180 $45,120 $48,000

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 Marion County is $31,560 a year, or $2,630 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,630 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $789 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% $511 $548 $658 $759 $848 $935
60% $614 $658 $789 $911 $1,017 $1,122
Fair Market Rents in Marion 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
$546 $612 $814 $1,185 $1,434

Cities In Marion County

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Aumsville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aumsville is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Aurora 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aurora is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Brooks 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brooks is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Butteville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Butteville is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Detroit 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Detroit is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Donald 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Donald is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Four Corners 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Four Corners is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Gervais 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gervais is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Hayesville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hayesville is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Hubbard 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hubbard is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Jefferson 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jefferson is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Keizer 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Keizer is the Salem Housing Authority.
Labish Village 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Labish Village is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Marion 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marion is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Mehama 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mehama is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Mount Angel 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Angel is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Salem 42 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salem is the Salem Housing Authority.
Scotts Mills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scotts Mills is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Silverton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Silverton is the Marion County Housing Authority.
St. Paul 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Paul is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Stayton 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stayton is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Sublimity 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sublimity is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Turner 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Turner is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Woodburn 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodburn is the Marion County Housing Authority.