Cheap Apartments In Morrow County
Oregon

Mountain Glen

200 Pioneer Dr
Heppner, OR
HCV Welcome

Castle Rock Apartments

451 Tatone St
Boardman, OR
Subsidized

Morrow Estates

220 NE Anderson Cir
Boardman, OR
HCV Welcome

Sagebrush Affordable Housing

331 NW Boardman Ave
Boardman, OR
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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 116 affordable apartments for rent in Morrow County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 40 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Morrow County. There are 168 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Morrow County, Oregon

Morrow County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties4
Total Low Income Apartments116
Total Rent Assisted Apartments40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters30.14%
Average Renter Household Size3.07
Total Population11,204
Housing Units3,772
Average Household Size2.96
Median Household Income$50,918 ±$2,042
Median Rent$663 ±$68
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened35.53% ± 7.47pp

Population and Household Demographics

Morrow County is a County in Oregon with a population of 11,204. There are 3,772 households in the county with an average household size of 2.96 persons. 30.14% of households in Morrow County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Morrow County

The median gross income for households in Morrow County is $50,918 a year, or $4,243 a month. The median rent for the county is $663 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Morrow County, a household making less than $2,210 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.35.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Morrow County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 7.47 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Morrow 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 Morrow County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,000

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 Morrow 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 Morrow County HUD Rental Assistance in Morrow County

Income1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30% of Median$12,200$16,460$20,780$25,100$29,420$33,650$36,000$38,300
50% of Median$20,300$23,200$26,100$29,000$31,350$33,650$36,000$38,300
80% of Median$32,500$37,150$41,800$46,400$50,150$53,850$57,550$61,250

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 Morrow County

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

From 1994 to 2012, 4 low income apartment communities containing 115 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Morrow County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Morrow County

Income1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50% of Median$20,300$23,200$26,100$29,000$31,350$33,650$36,000$38,300
60% of Median$24,360$27,840$31,320$34,800$37,620$40,380$43,200$45,960

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 Morrow County is $31,320 a year, or $2,610 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,610 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $783 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 AMIStudio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed5 Bed
50%$508$544$653$754$841$929
60%$609$653$783$905$1,010$1,115
Fair Market Rents in Morrow 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.

2018 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$521$524$697$946$949

Cities In Morrow County

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Heppner1
Boardman3
Irrigon0
Ione0
Lexington0