Affordable Housing In Prineville
Crook County, Oregon

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Prineville

Riverside Apartments

635 S. Main
Prineville, OR
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1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Ochoco School Crossing Apartments

440 NW Madras Hwy
Prineville, OR
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Studio-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Grasshopper Village

940 NW Locust Ave
Prineville, OR

Riverside Apartments

611 S Main St
Prineville, OR
HCV Welcome

Prairie House

First And Deer Sts
Prineville, OR
HCV Welcome

Ridgeview Commons

2112 NE Laughlin Rd
Prineville, OR
HCV Welcome

Desert Gardens

705 NW 10th St
Prineville, OR
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Housing Authorities that serve Prineville

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 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 215 affordable apartments for rent in Prineville, Oregon. Prineville features 58 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 157 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Prineville.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Prineville, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 215
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.1

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 $56,800

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 Prineville HUD Rental Assistance in Prineville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
50% of Median $20,150 $23,000 $25,900 $28,750 $31,050 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
80% of Median $32,200 $36,800 $41,400 $46,000 $49,700 $53,400 $57,050 $60,750
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Prineville

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

From 1997 to 2003, 2 low income apartment communities containing 80 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Prineville 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 Prineville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,150 $23,000 $25,900 $28,750 $31,050 $33,350 $35,650 $37,950
60% of Median $24,180 $27,600 $31,080 $34,500 $37,260 $40,020 $42,780 $45,540

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 Prineville is $31,080 a year, or $2,590 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,590 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $777 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% $504 $539 $648 $748 $834 $920
60% $605 $647 $777 $897 $1,001 $1,104
Fair Market Rents in Prineville

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$597 $695 $916 $1,218 $1,434