Affordable Housing In Pendleton
Umatilla County, Oregon

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pendleton

Hailey Place Apartments

600 SW 30th St
Pendleton, OR
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2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Pendleton Square I & II

300 SW 28th Dr
Pendleton, OR
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3 BR

Oregon Trail Manor

2430 SW Perkins Ave
Pendleton, OR

Terwilliger Plaza

245 SW 5th St
Pendleton, OR
Disabled Supportive Housing

Pendleton Riverside

1300 NW Carden Ave
Pendleton, OR

Nicht You Way Pu Ineet - the Peoples Homes

Short Mile Rd
Pendleton, OR
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Security Apartments

130 SW Ct
Pendleton, OR
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Security Apartments ( Cif )

130 SW Court Ave
Pendleton, OR
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Goodwin Court

238 S Main St
Pendleton, OR
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Indian Hills Apartments

1335 SW 2nd St
Pendleton, OR

There are 11 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 337 affordable apartments for rent in Pendleton. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 188 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Pendleton, HUD housing programs support 120 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 149 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Pendleton

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pendleton, Oregon

Pendleton, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 337
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 188
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.11%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Total Population 16,882
Housing Units 6,282
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $46,772 ±$3,004
Median Rent $644 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.67% ± 7.15pp

Population and Household Demographics

Pendleton is a City in Umatilla County, Oregon with a population of 16,882. There are 6,282 households in the city with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 45.11% of households in Pendleton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pendleton

The median gross income for households in Pendleton is $46,772 a year, or $3,898 a month. The median rent for the city is $644 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pendleton, a household making less than $2,147 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Pendleton.1

Area Median Income In Pendleton

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 Pendleton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Umatilla County.

In Pendleton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,600

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 Pendleton

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 Pendleton HUD Rental Assistance in Pendleton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,750 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,650 $40,100
50% of Median $21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
80% of Median $34,000 $38,850 $43,700 $48,550 $52,450 $56,350 $60,250 $64,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Pendleton

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1997 to 2008, 6 low income apartment communities containing 191 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Pendleton by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Pendleton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
60% of Median $25,500 $29,160 $32,820 $36,420 $39,360 $42,300 $45,180 $48,120

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Pendleton is $32,820 a year, or $2,735 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,735 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $821 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $531 $569 $684 $789 $881 $972
60% $638 $683 $821 $947 $1,058 $1,166
Fair Market Rents in Pendleton

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$472 $577 $735 $1,016 $1,108