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Affordable Housing In Sherwood
Washington County, Oregon

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sherwood

Stewart Terrace

21754 N Sherwood Blvd
Sherwood, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Carriage Place

995 N Sherwood Blvd
Sherwood, Oregon
Accepts Vouchers

Pacific Park Sherwood Apartment

21961 Sw Sherwood Blvd
Sherwood, Oregon
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Housing Authorities that serve Sherwood

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Washington County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sherwood, Oregon

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 92 affordable apartments for rent in Sherwood, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Sherwood, Oregon

Sherwood features 68 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 Sherwood, Oregon

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sherwood.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sherwood, Oregon

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sherwood, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,346 and $1,645.

2020 Sherwood, 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 $1,192 $1,289 $1,495 $2,157 $2,625
Payment Standard Range $1,073 to $1,311 $1,160 to $1,418 $1,346 to $1,645 $1,941 to $2,373 $2,363 to $2,888

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sherwood, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 92
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 68
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.88
Median Household Income $80,107 ±$8,699
Median Rent $1,261 ±$97
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.22% ± 8.3pp
Total Population 18,880

Population and Household Demographics

Sherwood is a city in Washington County, Oregon with a population of 18,880. There are 6,561 households in the city with an average household size of 2.88 persons. 25.74% of households in Sherwood are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sherwood

The median gross income for households in Sherwood is $80,107 a year, or $6,676 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,261 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sherwood, a household making less than $4,203 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Sherwood.

Area Median Income In Sherwood

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 Sherwood, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washington County.

In Sherwood, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $92,100

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 Sherwood

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 Sherwood

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,400 $22,150 $24,900 $27,650 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $32,250 $36,850 $41,450 $46,050 $49,750 $53,450 $57,150 $60,800
80% of Median $51,600 $59,000 $66,350 $73,700 $79,600 $85,500 $91,400 $97,300