Affordable Housing In Prineville
Crook County, Oregon

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Prineville

Grasshopper Village

850 NW Locust Ave
Prineville, Oregon
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Riverside Apartments

635 S Main
Prineville, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Ochoco School Crossing Apartments

440 Northwest Madras Highway
Prineville, Oregon
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR

Prairie House

First And Deer Sts
Prineville, Oregon

Ridgeview Commons

2112 NE Laughlin Rd
Prineville, Oregon

Desert Gardens

705 NW 10th St
Prineville, Oregon
Subsidized
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Prineville, 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 Prineville, Oregon

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Works Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Prineville, Oregon

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 175 affordable apartments for rent in Prineville, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Prineville, Oregon

Prineville features 58 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 Prineville, Oregon

There are 117 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Prineville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Prineville, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Prineville landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Prineville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Prineville, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $905 and $1,106.

2022 Prineville, 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
Prineville, Oregon Fair Market Rent $668 $810 $1,005 $1,314 $1,493
Prineville, Oregon Payment Standard Range $601 to $735 $729 to $891 $905 to $1,106 $1,183 to $1,445 $1,344 to $1,642

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Prineville, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 175
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 58
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $30,291 ±$3,346
Median Rent $702 ±$110
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.4% ± 9.82pp
Total Population 9,266

Population and Household Demographics

Prineville is a city in Crook County, Oregon with a population of 9,266. There are 4,111 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 48.75% of households in Prineville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Prineville

The median gross income for households in Prineville is $30,291 a year, or $2,524 a month. The median rent for the city is $702 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Prineville, a household making less than $2,340 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Prineville.

Area Median Income In Prineville

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 Prineville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Crook County.

In Prineville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,900

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 Prineville

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 Prineville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Prineville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,550 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $39,950 $42,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Prineville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,550 $25,800 $29,000 $32,200 $34,800 $37,400 $39,950 $42,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Prineville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$36,050 $41,200 $46,350 $51,500 $55,650 $59,750 $63,900 $68,000