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Affordable Housing In Multnomah County
Oregon

327 Low Income Apartment Communities In Multnomah County

Terrace at Mount Scott Apartments

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

Belmont Dairy Apartments and Lofts

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

Buckman Heights Apartments

430 NE 16th Ave
Portland, Oregon
$712-1,250
Studio-2 BR

Center Village Apartments

5845 NE Hoyt St
Portland, Oregon
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Collins Circle

1701 SW Columbia Street
Portland, Oregon
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Milepost 5

850 NE 81st Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR

Hawthorne East Apartments

1420 SE 16th Ave
Portland, Oregon
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Humboldt Gardens

5025 N Vancouver Ave
Portland, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

St. Francis Park Apartments

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

Emilie House

5520 NE Gliaan St
Portland, Oregon
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Accessible
Subsidized
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Multnomah County

Housing Authority Programs
Home Forward Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Multnomah County, Oregon

There are 327 low income housing apartment communities offering 22,813 affordable apartments for rent in Multnomah County, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Multnomah County, Oregon

Multnomah County features 7,857 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 14,828 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 $1,382 and $1,690.

2021 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
Fair Market Rent $1,245 $1,331 $1,536 $2,193 $2,657
Payment Standard Range $1,121 to $1,370 $1,198 to $1,464 $1,382 to $1,690 $1,974 to $2,412 $2,391 to $2,923

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Multnomah County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 327
Total Low Income Apartments 22,813
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,857
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 $92,100

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,400 $22,150 $24,900 $27,650 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $32,250 $36,850 $41,450 $46,050 $49,750 $53,450 $57,150 $60,800
80% of Median $51,600 $59,000 $66,350 $73,700 $79,600 $85,500 $91,400 $97,300

Cities In Multnomah County

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City Served By
Cedar Mill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cedar Mill is the Home Forward.
Fairview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairview is the Home Forward.
Gresham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gresham is the Home Forward.
Maywood Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maywood Park is the Home Forward.
Portland The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Portland are the Housing Authority of Clackamas County and Home Forward.
Troutdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Troutdale is the Home Forward.
West Haven Sylvan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Haven Sylvan is the Home Forward.
West Haven-Sylvan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Haven-Sylvan is the Home Forward.
Wood Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wood Village is the Home Forward.