Affordable Housing In Sandy
Clackamas County, Oregon

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sandy

Cedar Park Gardens

39451 McCormick Dr
Sandy, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Holiday Garden Sandy Apartments

39665 Evans St
Sandy, Oregon
Income Based
1-2 BR

Sandy Vista

40747 SE Highway 26
Sandy, Oregon
1-3 BR

Country Garden Apartments

17170 Beers Ave
Sandy, Oregon

Hummingbird Apts.

39181 Pleasant St.
Sandy, Oregon
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Sandy, 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 Sandy, Oregon

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sandy, Oregon

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 108 affordable apartments for rent in Sandy, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Sandy, Oregon

Sandy features 40 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 Sandy, Oregon

There are 68 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sandy.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sandy, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sandy landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Sandy.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sandy, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,320 and $1,614.

2022 Sandy, 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
Sandy, Oregon Fair Market Rent $1,197 $1,278 $1,467 $2,073 $2,454
Sandy, Oregon Payment Standard Range $1,077 to $1,317 $1,150 to $1,406 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,866 to $2,280 $2,209 to $2,699

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sandy, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 108
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.77%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $60,908 ±$10,113
Median Rent $1,191 ±$331
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.77% ± 12.16pp
Total Population 10,134

Population and Household Demographics

Sandy is a city in Clackamas County, Oregon with a population of 10,134. There are 3,827 households in the city with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 35.77% of households in Sandy are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sandy

The median gross income for households in Sandy is $60,908 a year, or $5,076 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,191 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sandy, a household making less than $3,970 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Sandy.

Area Median Income In Sandy

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 Sandy, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clackamas County.

In Sandy, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,900

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 Sandy

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 Sandy

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sandy AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $29,000 $31,350 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sandy AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,850 $38,700 $43,550 $48,350 $52,250 $56,100 $60,000 $63,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sandy AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,150 $61,900 $69,650 $77,350 $83,550 $89,750 $95,950 $102,150