Affordable Housing In Multnomah County
Oregon

336 Low Income Apartment Communities In Multnomah County

Hewitt Place ( Section 1602 )

838 SW 28th St
Troutdale, Oregon

Celilo Court

4605 NE 95th Ave
Portland, Oregon

12th Ave Terrace

1515 SW 12th Ave
Portland, Oregon

Northwest Towers

335 NW 19th Ave
Portland, Oregon

Harold Lee Villiage

4023A SE 112th Ave
Portland, Oregon

Hollywood East

4400 NE Broadway St
Portland, Oregon

Bel Park

1001 N Blandena St
Portland, Oregon

Tamarack

4233 N Alaska St
Portland, Oregon

Winchell Court

7850 N Interstate Ave
Portland, Oregon

Tualatin View II

18480 SW Boones Ferry Rd
Portland, Oregon

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Multnomah County, Oregon

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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Multnomah County, Oregon

There are 336 low income housing apartment communities offering 22,775 affordable apartments for rent in Multnomah County, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Multnomah County, Oregon

Multnomah County features 7,980 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 14,593 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 $1,320 and $1,614.

2022 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 $1,197 $1,278 $1,467 $2,073 $2,454
Multnomah County, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Multnomah County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 336
Total Low Income Apartments 22,775
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,980
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 $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 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.
$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 Multnomah County 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 Multnomah County 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

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.