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Affordable Housing In Metolius
Jefferson County, Oregon

Housing Authorities that serve Metolius

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Works Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Metolius, Oregon

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Metolius, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Metolius, Oregon

Metolius features 0 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Metolius, Oregon

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Metolius.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Metolius, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Metolius landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Metolius.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Metolius, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $757 and $925.

2020 Metolius, Oregon Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $548 $739 $841 $1,213 $1,477
Payment Standard Range $493 to $603 $665 to $813 $757 to $925 $1,092 to $1,334 $1,329 to $1,625

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Metolius, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.43%
Average Renter Household Size 3.78
Average Household Size 3.39
Median Household Income $38,750 ±$8,637
Median Rent $812 ±$87
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.4% ± 17.44pp
Total Population 1,131

Population and Household Demographics

Metolius is a city in Jefferson County, Oregon with a population of 1,131. There are 334 households in the city with an average household size of 3.39 persons. 37.43% of households in Metolius are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Metolius

The median gross income for households in Metolius is $38,750 a year, or $3,229 a month. The median rent for the city is $812 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Metolius, a household making less than $2,707 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Metolius.

Area Median Income In Metolius

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 Metolius, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jefferson County.

In Metolius, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,700

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 Metolius

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Metolius

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $38,100 $40,550
50% of Median $21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
80% of Median $34,400 $39,300 $44,200 $49,100 $53,050 $57,000 $60,900 $64,850