Affordable Housing In Oakridge
Lane County, Oregon

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oakridge

Mountain View Manor

76365 Fern St
Oakridge, Oregon

Ironwood Village Apartments

47537 Teller Rd
Oakridge, Oregon
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Oakridge, 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 Oakridge, Oregon

Housing Authority Programs
Homes for Good Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oakridge, Oregon

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 120 affordable apartments for rent in Oakridge, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Oakridge, Oregon

Oakridge features 24 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 Oakridge, Oregon

There are 96 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oakridge.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oakridge, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Oakridge landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Oakridge.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oakridge, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,214 and $1,484.

2023 Oakridge, 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
Oakridge, Oregon Fair Market Rent $902 $1,025 $1,349 $1,917 $2,298
Oakridge, Oregon Payment Standard Range $812 to $992 $923 to $1,128 $1,214 to $1,484 $1,725 to $2,109 $2,068 to $2,528

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Oakridge, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 120
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.39
Average Household Size 2.09
Median Household Income $39,947 ±$10,917
Median Rent $679 ±$289
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.28% ± 22.22pp
Total Population 3,205

Population and Household Demographics

Oakridge is a city in Lane County, Oregon with a population of 3,205. There are 1,530 households in the city with an average household size of 2.09 persons. 22.61% of households in Oakridge are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oakridge

The median gross income for households in Oakridge is $39,947 a year, or $3,329 a month. The median rent for the city is $679 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oakridge, a household making less than $2,263 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Oakridge.

Area Median Income In Oakridge

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 Oakridge, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lane County.

In Oakridge, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $84,000

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 Oakridge

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 Oakridge

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Oakridge AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,750 $19,150 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Oakridge AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,900 $31,850 $35,850 $39,800 $43,000 $46,200 $49,400 $52,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Oakridge AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,600 $51,000 $57,350 $63,700 $68,800 $73,900 $79,000 $84,100