Affordable Housing In Marion County
Oregon

64 Low Income Apartment Communities In Marion County

Parkway Village Apartments - Salem

3143 7th Pl NE
Salem, OR
$580-785
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Brighton Park East Apartments

3862 Sunnyview Rd NE
Salem, OR
$785-825
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Esperanza Court Apartments

160 W. Cleveland St.
Woodburn, OR
Call For Rent
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Fairhaven Gardens Apartments

3424 Fairhaven Ave NE
Salem, OR
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Cornerstone Apartments

3350 Portland Rd NE
Salem, OR
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Southfair Apartments

1901 Fairgrounds Rd NE
Salem, OR
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Silvertowne Apartments and Silvertowne II

1080 2nd Street and 1115 Mill St
Silverton, OR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Wolf Ridge

1301 E Santiam St
Stayton, OR
HCV Welcome

Fischer Court I

1810 32nd Pl NE
Salem, OR
Subsidized

Sunnyslope Manor

1000 Cunningham Ln S
Salem, OR
Subsidized

There are 64 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 3,276 affordable apartments for rent in Marion County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,444 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Marion County, HUD housing programs support 650 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,832 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Marion County

Housing Authority Programs
Marion County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Marion County

Housing Authority Programs
Salem Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Marion County, Oregon

Marion County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 64
Total Low Income Apartments 3,276
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,444
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

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 $69,400

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.

Income Qualifications for Marion County HUD Rental Assistance in Marion County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,600 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
80% of Median $38,850 $44,400 $49,950 $55,500 $59,950 $64,400 $68,850 $73,300
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.

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 Marion County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
60% of Median $29,160 $33,360 $37,500 $41,640 $45,000 $48,360 $51,660 $55,020

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 $37,500 a year, or $3,125 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,125 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $938 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% $608 $651 $781 $903 $1,008 $1,111
60% $729 $782 $938 $1,083 $1,209 $1,334
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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$658 $736 $972 $1,405 $1,707

Cities In Marion County

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City Listings Served By
Salem 43 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salem is the Salem Housing Authority.
Silverton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Silverton is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Woodburn 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodburn is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Hubbard 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hubbard is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Stayton 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stayton is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Jefferson 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jefferson 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.
Sublimity 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sublimity is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Keizer 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Keizer is the Salem Housing Authority.
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.
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.
St. Paul 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Paul is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Scotts Mills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scotts Mills is the Marion County Housing Authority.
Turner 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Turner is the Marion County Housing Authority.