Affordable Housing In Multnomah County
324 Low Income Apartment Communities In Multnomah County
Housing Authorities that serve Multnomah County
|Home Forward||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Multnomah County, Oregon
There are 324 low income housing apartment communities offering 22,588 affordable apartments for rent in Multnomah County, Oregon. Multnomah County features 7,727 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 14,733 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Multnomah County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Multnomah County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||324|
|Total Low Income Apartments||22,588|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||7,727|
|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|
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.1
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 $87,900
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 Multnomah County 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||$18,450||$21,100||$23,750||$26,350||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$30,800||$35,200||$39,600||$43,950||$47,500||$51,000||$54,500||$58,050|
|80% of Median||$49,250||$56,250||$63,300||$70,300||$75,950||$81,550||$87,200||$92,800|
Fair Market Rents in Multnomah 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.
2020 Fair Market Rents
|Studio||One BR||Two BR||Three BR||Four BR|
Cities In Multnomah County
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|Gresham||22||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gresham is the Home Forward.|
|Troutdale||3||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Troutdale is the Home Forward.|
|Fairview||3||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairview is the Home Forward.|
|Portland||296||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Portland are the Housing Authority of Clackamas County and Home Forward.|
|Cedar Mill||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cedar Mill is the Home Forward.|
|Maywood Park||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maywood Park is the Home Forward.|
|West Haven Sylvan||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Haven Sylvan is the Home Forward.|
|Wood Village||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wood Village is the Home Forward.|
|West Haven-Sylvan||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Haven-Sylvan is the Home Forward.|