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Affordable Housing In Salem
Marion County, Oregon

42 Low Income Apartment Communities In Salem

Parkway Village Apartments - Salem

3143 7th Pl NE
Salem, Oregon
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Cornerstone Apartments

2540 Rose Garden Street Northeast
Salem, Oregon
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Brighton Park East Apartments

3862 Sunnyview Rd NE
Salem, Oregon
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Fairhaven Gardens Apartments

3424 Fairhaven Ave NE
Salem, Oregon
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Southfair Apartments

1901 Fairgrounds Rd NE
Salem, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Fischer Court I

1810 32nd Pl NE
Salem, Oregon

Sunnyslope Manor

1000 Cunningham Ln S
Salem, Oregon

Salem Manor Apartments

4085 Market St NE
Salem, Oregon

Jason Lee Manor

1551 Center St NE
Salem, Oregon
Elderly Supportive Housing

Capitol Plaza Apartments

1165 Chemeketa Street NE
Salem, Oregon

Housing Authorities that serve Salem

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Salem, Oregon

There are 42 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,377 affordable apartments for rent in Salem, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Salem, Oregon

Salem features 1,247 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 Salem, Oregon

There are 1,130 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Salem.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Salem, Oregon

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Salem, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $901 and $1,101.

2020 Salem, 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 $709 $761 $1,001 $1,444 $1,757
Payment Standard Range $638 to $780 $685 to $837 $901 to $1,101 $1,300 to $1,588 $1,581 to $1,933

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Salem, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 42
Total Low Income Apartments 2,377
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,247
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.63
Median Household Income $47,191 ±$1,252
Median Rent $793 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.76% ± 2.75pp
Total Population 160,008

Population and Household Demographics

Salem is a city in Marion County, Oregon with a population of 160,008. There are 57,729 households in the city with an average household size of 2.63 persons. 47.01% of households in Salem are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Salem

The median gross income for households in Salem is $47,191 a year, or $3,933 a month. The median rent for the city is $793 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Salem, a household making less than $2,643 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Salem.

Area Median Income In Salem

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 Salem, the AMI is calculated from all households within Marion County.

In Salem, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,600

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 Salem

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 Salem

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,850 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,750 $28,250 $31,800 $35,300 $38,150 $40,950 $43,800 $46,600
80% of Median $39,550 $45,200 $50,850 $56,500 $61,050 $65,550 $70,100 $74,600