Affordable Housing In Sherman County
Oregon

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There are 1 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 9 affordable apartments for rent in Sherman County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 0 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 0 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Sherman County. There are 9 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sherman County is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Sherman County

200 Dewey St
Moro, Oregon
Sagewind Manor is a 9 unit low income housing apartment community in Moro.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Moro.
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Housing Authorities that serve Sherman County

The Mid-Columbia Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in The Dalles, Oregon.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Sherman County, Oregon

Sherman County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 9
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Total Population 1,795
Housing Units 804
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $38,362 ±$5,362
Median Rent $701 ±$81
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.04% ± 10.97pp

Population and Household Demographics

Sherman County is a County in Oregon with a population of 1,795. There are 804 households in the county with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 38.43% of households in Sherman County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sherman County

The median gross income for households in Sherman County is $38,362 a year, or $3,197 a month. The median rent for the county is $701 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sherman County, a household making less than $2,337 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Sherman County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2014 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 10.97 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Sherman County

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.

In Sherman County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,100

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 Sherman County

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.

Sherman County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $13,200 $16,240 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $32,960 $37,140 $41,320
50% $21,950 $25,100 $28,250 $31,350 $33,900 $36,400 $38,900 $41,400
80% $35,150 $40,150 $45,150 $50,150 $54,200 $58,200 $62,200 $66,200

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Sherman County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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.

Sherman County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% $21,950 $25,100 $28,250 $31,350 $33,900 $36,400 $38,900 $41,400
HERA 50% $22,450 $25,650 $28,850 $32,050 $34,650 $37,200 $39,750 $42,350
60% $26,340 $30,120 $33,900 $37,620 $40,680 $43,680 $46,680 $49,680
HERA 60% $26,940 $30,780 $34,620 $38,460 $41,580 $44,640 $47,700 $50,820

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 Sherman County is $33,900 a year, or $2,825 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,825 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $848 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 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 1 Bed 5 Bed
50% $549 $588 $706 $816 $910 $1,004
60% $659 $706 $848 $979 $1,092 $1,205
Fair Market Rents in Sherman County

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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$466 $558 $733 $917 $1,010

Cities In Sherman County

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City Listings Served By
Biggs Junction 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Biggs Junction is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Grass Valley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grass Valley is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Moro 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moro is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Rufus 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rufus is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Wasco 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wasco is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.