Affordable Housing In Oregon City
Clackamas County, Oregon

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oregon City

Meadowlark Apartments

13630 Garden Meadow Dr
Oregon City, Oregon
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Fisher Ridge Apartments

129 Morton Rd
Oregon City, Oregon
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Studio-1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Good Shepherd Village

13930 Gain St
Oregon City, Oregon
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Studio-3 BR
Family & Senior
Veterans Welcome

Oregon City View Manor

200 S Longview Way
Oregon City, Oregon

Oregon City Terrace

600 May St
Oregon City, Oregon
Subsidized

Rosewood Terrace

235 Pearl St
Oregon City, Oregon
Subsidized

Clackamas Heights

501 S A St
Oregon City, Oregon

Our Apartments

1308 Otter Ln
Oregon City, Oregon
Subsidized

Kingsberry Heights

14290 Marjorie Ln
Oregon City, Oregon

Newell Creek Apartments

14155 Beavercreek Rd
Oregon City, Oregon

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Oregon City, 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 Oregon City, Oregon

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Oregon City, Oregon

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,086 affordable apartments for rent in Oregon City, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Oregon City, Oregon

Oregon City features 617 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 Oregon City, Oregon

There are 469 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Oregon City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Oregon City, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Oregon City landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Oregon City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Oregon City, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,562 and $1,909.

2022 Oregon City, 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
Oregon City, Oregon Fair Market Rent $1,416 $1,512 $1,735 $2,451 $2,903
Oregon City, Oregon Payment Standard Range $1,274 to $1,558 $1,361 to $1,663 $1,562 to $1,909 $2,206 to $2,696 $2,613 to $3,193

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Oregon City, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 1,086
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 617
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.60
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $62,858 ±$3,209
Median Rent $974 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.44% ± 6.94pp
Total Population 34,480

Population and Household Demographics

Oregon City is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon with a population of 34,480. There are 12,685 households in the city with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 33.9% of households in Oregon City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Oregon City

The median gross income for households in Oregon City is $62,858 a year, or $5,238 a month. The median rent for the city is $974 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Oregon City, a household making less than $3,247 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.44% of households who rent are overburdened in Oregon City.

Area Median Income In Oregon City

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 Oregon City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clackamas County.

In Oregon City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,500

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 Oregon City

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 Oregon City

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Oregon City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $31,950 $34,550 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Oregon City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$37,300 $42,600 $47,950 $53,250 $57,550 $61,800 $66,050 $70,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Oregon City AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$59,650 $68,200 $76,700 $85,200 $92,050 $98,850 $105,650 $112,500