Affordable Housing In Multnomah County
Oregon

Affordable Housing programs support 8,053 income based apartments in Multnomah County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 16,454 affordable apartments in Multnomah County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Multnomah County, Oregon

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Multnomah County. Go to the Oregon Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Multnomah County.

Villa De Clara Vista

6706 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, Oregon
$540-996
1-4 BR
Affordable

St. Francis Park Apartments

1177 SE Stark St
Portland, Oregon
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Affordable

Cascadian Terrace

5700 N Kerby
Portland, Oregon
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Affordable

East Fair Terrace

500 NW Division St
Gresham, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Terrace at Mount Scott Apartments

10125 SE Bob Schumacher Rd
Portland, Oregon
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable

33 Oak Apartments

333 SW Oak St
Portland, Oregon
$450-600
Studio-1 BR
62+
Affordable

The Victorian Apartments

2255 W Burnside St
Portland, Oregon
Income Based
1 BR
Affordable

Belmont Dairy Apartments and Lofts

3340 SE Morrison St
Portland, Oregon
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Market Rate
Affordable

Caritas Villa

16060 E Burnside St
Portland, Oregon
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Orchards of 82nd

8118 SE Division St
Portland, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Multnomah County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Multnomah County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Fairview, OR Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Fairview.
Affordable Housing In Gresham, OR Affordable Housing programs support 21 apartment communities in Gresham.
Affordable Housing In Portland, OR Affordable Housing programs support 318 apartment communities in Portland.
Affordable Housing In Troutdale, OR Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Troutdale.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Multnomah County, 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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Home Forward Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Go to the Oregon Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Multnomah County.

Multnomah County, Oregon Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Multnomah County, Oregon

Multnomah County features 8,053 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 Multnomah County, Oregon

There are 16,454 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Multnomah County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Multnomah County, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Multnomah County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Multnomah County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Multnomah County, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,655 and $2,023.

2023 Multnomah County, 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
Multnomah County, Oregon Fair Market Rent $1,500 $1,610 $1,839 $2,574 $2,995
Multnomah County, Oregon Payment Standard Range $1,350 to $1,650 $1,449 to $1,771 $1,655 to $2,023 $2,317 to $2,831 $2,696 to $3,295

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Multnomah County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 345
Total Low Income Apartments 24,709
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 8,053
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $54,102 ±$784
Median Rent $964 ±$7
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.52% ± 1.1pp
Total Population 768,418

Population and Household Demographics

Multnomah County is a county in Oregon with a population of 768,418. There are 310,669 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 46.21% of households in Multnomah County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Multnomah County

The median gross income for households in Multnomah County is $54,102 a year, or $4,509 a month. The median rent for the county is $964 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Multnomah County, a household making less than $3,213 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.52% of households who rent are overburdened in Multnomah County.

Area Median Income In Multnomah 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 Multnomah County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,500

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 Multnomah 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Multnomah County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Multnomah County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $31,950 $34,550 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Multnomah County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$37,300 $42,600 $47,950 $53,250 $57,550 $61,800 $66,050 $70,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Multnomah County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$59,650 $68,200 $76,700 $85,200 $92,050 $98,850 $105,650 $112,500