Affordable Housing In Medford
Jackson County, Oregon

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Medford

Catalpa Shade

2642 Merriman Rd
Medford, OR
Disabled Supportive Housing
HCV Welcome

Larson Creek Retirement Center

1025 Ellendale Dr
Medford, OR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mulberry Court

2120 Table Rock Rd
Medford, OR

Rogue River Estates

1395 Poplar Dr
Medford, OR

Four Oaks

428 W 4th St
Medford, OR
HCV Welcome


250 Berrydale Ave
Medford, OR
HCV Welcome

Table Rock Apartments

2158 Table Rock Rd
Medford, OR
HCV Welcome

Stevens Place

1105 Stevens St
Medford, OR
HCV Welcome

Valleypines Apartments

645 Royal Ave
Medford, OR
HCV Welcome

Woodrow Pines

1084 Woodrow Ln
Medford, OR
HCV Welcome

There are 24 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,163 affordable apartments for rent in Medford. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 504 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Medford, HUD housing programs support 332 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 659 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Medford

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Medford, Oregon

Medford, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 1,163
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 504
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Total Population 77,579
Housing Units 29,751
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $41,931 ±$1,517
Median Rent $874 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.56% ± 3.88pp

Population and Household Demographics

Medford is a City in Jackson County, Oregon with a population of 77,579. There are 29,751 households in the city with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 49.66% of households in Medford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Medford

The median gross income for households in Medford is $41,931 a year, or $3,494 a month. The median rent for the city is $874 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Medford, a household making less than $2,913 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.56% of households who rent are overburdened in Medford.1

Area Median Income In Medford

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 Medford, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jackson County.

In Medford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,300

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 Medford

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 Medford HUD Rental Assistance in Medford

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,800
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
80% of Median $36,300 $41,450 $46,650 $51,800 $55,950 $60,100 $64,250 $68,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Medford

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

From 1988 to 2012, 16 low income apartment communities containing 766 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Medford 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 Medford

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,700 $25,950 $29,200 $32,400 $35,000 $37,600 $40,200 $42,800
60% of Median $27,240 $31,140 $35,040 $38,880 $42,000 $45,120 $48,240 $51,360

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 Medford is $35,040 a year, or $2,920 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,920 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $876 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% $568 $608 $730 $843 $940 $1,038
60% $681 $730 $876 $1,011 $1,128 $1,245
Fair Market Rents in Medford

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
$692 $747 $988 $1,429 $1,735