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Affordable Housing In Myrtle Creek
Douglas County, Oregon

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Myrtle Creek

Meadowlark Court

721 Meadowlark St
Myrtle Creek, Oregon

Myrtle Terrace

1135 NE Simpson Ln
Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Housing Authorities that serve Myrtle Creek

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Douglas County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Myrtle Creek, Oregon

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 62 affordable apartments for rent in Myrtle Creek, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Myrtle Creek, Oregon

Myrtle Creek features 42 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 Myrtle Creek, Oregon

There are 20 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Myrtle Creek.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Myrtle Creek, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Myrtle Creek landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Myrtle Creek.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Myrtle Creek, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $966 and $1,180.

2020 Myrtle Creek, 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 $699 $815 $1,073 $1,548 $1,824
Payment Standard Range $629 to $769 $734 to $897 $966 to $1,180 $1,393 to $1,703 $1,642 to $2,006

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Myrtle Creek, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 62
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 42
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 50.27%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $39,350 ±$10,712
Median Rent $800 ±$249
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.71% ± 16.24pp
Total Population 3,422

Population and Household Demographics

Myrtle Creek is a city in Douglas County, Oregon with a population of 3,422. There are 1,307 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 50.27% of households in Myrtle Creek are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Myrtle Creek

The median gross income for households in Myrtle Creek is $39,350 a year, or $3,279 a month. The median rent for the city is $800 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Myrtle Creek, a household making less than $2,667 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.71% of households who rent are overburdened in Myrtle Creek.

Area Median Income In Myrtle Creek

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Myrtle Creek, the AMI is calculated from all households within Douglas County.

In Myrtle Creek, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,600

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 Myrtle Creek

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 Myrtle Creek

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $38,750 $41,250
50% of Median $21,900 $25,000 $28,150 $31,250 $33,750 $36,250 $38,750 $41,250
80% of Median $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $54,000 $58,000 $62,000 $66,000