Affordable Housing In Milwaukie
Clackamas County, Oregon

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Milwaukie

Willamalane Apartments

4707 SE Boardman Ave
Milwaukie, Oregon
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1-3 BR

Fox Pointe Apartments

4616 SE Roethe Rd
Milwaukie, Oregon
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2-3 BR

Cascade Meadows

10005 SE Bell Ave
Milwaukie, Oregon

Seneca Terrace

11802 SE Fuller Rd
Milwaukie, Oregon

Ikoi So Terrace

1550 SE Oak Grove Blvd
Milwaukie, Oregon
Elderly Supportive Housing


4772 SE Logus Rd
Milwaukie, Oregon

Swan House Adult Foster Care Sro

4790 SE Logus Rd
Milwaukie, Oregon

Lake Crest Apartments

8106 SE Lake Rd
Milwaukie, Oregon

Hillside Park

2887 SE Hillside Ct
Milwaukie, Oregon

North Main Village

10554 SE Main St
Milwaukie, Oregon

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Milwaukie, Oregon

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Milwaukie, Oregon

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Milwaukie, Oregon

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 782 affordable apartments for rent in Milwaukie, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Milwaukie, Oregon

Milwaukie features 330 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 Milwaukie, Oregon

There are 452 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Milwaukie.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Milwaukie, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Milwaukie landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Milwaukie.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Milwaukie, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,320 and $1,614.

2022 Milwaukie, 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
Milwaukie, Oregon Fair Market Rent $1,197 $1,278 $1,467 $2,073 $2,454
Milwaukie, Oregon Payment Standard Range $1,077 to $1,317 $1,150 to $1,406 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,866 to $2,280 $2,209 to $2,699

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Milwaukie, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 782
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 330
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.10
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $52,011 ±$3,839
Median Rent $933 ±$27
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.41% ± 5.68pp
Total Population 20,566

Population and Household Demographics

Milwaukie is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon with a population of 20,566. There are 8,906 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 42.06% of households in Milwaukie are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Milwaukie

The median gross income for households in Milwaukie is $52,011 a year, or $4,334 a month. The median rent for the city is $933 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Milwaukie, a household making less than $3,110 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Milwaukie.

Area Median Income In Milwaukie

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 Milwaukie, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clackamas County.

In Milwaukie, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,900

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 Milwaukie

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 Milwaukie

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Milwaukie AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $29,000 $31,350 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Milwaukie AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,850 $38,700 $43,550 $48,350 $52,250 $56,100 $60,000 $63,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Milwaukie AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,150 $61,900 $69,650 $77,350 $83,550 $89,750 $95,950 $102,150