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Affordable Housing In Oregon City
Clackamas County, Oregon

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Oregon City

Oregon City Terrace

600 May St
Oregon City, Oregon

Rosewood Terrace

235 Pearl St
Oregon City, Oregon

Fisher Ridge Apartments

129 Morton Rd
Oregon City, Oregon
Disabled Supportive Housing
Accepts Vouchers

Meadowlark Apartments

13630 Garden Meadow Dr
Oregon City, Oregon
Disabled Supportive Housing

Our Apartments

1308 Otter Ln
Oregon City, Oregon

Kingsberry Heights

14290 Marjorie Ln
Oregon City, Oregon
Accepts Vouchers

Newell Creek Apartments

14155 Beavercreek Rd
Oregon City, Oregon
Accepts Vouchers

Barclay Hills

13449 Jason Lee Dr
Oregon City, Oregon
Accepts Vouchers

Clackamas Heights

501 S A St
Oregon City, Oregon

Clackamas County Ha

1052 Birchwood Dr
Oregon City, Oregon

Housing Authorities that serve Oregon City

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 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 944 affordable apartments for rent in Oregon City, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Oregon City, Oregon

Oregon City features 475 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 $1,346 and $1,645.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $1,192 $1,289 $1,495 $2,157 $2,625
Payment Standard Range $1,073 to $1,311 $1,160 to $1,418 $1,346 to $1,645 $1,941 to $2,373 $2,363 to $2,888

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Oregon City, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 944
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 475
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 $92,100

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,400 $22,150 $24,900 $27,650 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $32,250 $36,850 $41,450 $46,050 $49,750 $53,450 $57,150 $60,800
80% of Median $51,600 $59,000 $66,350 $73,700 $79,600 $85,500 $91,400 $97,300