Affordable Housing In Sisters
Deschutes County, Oregon


Waiting List Openings In Sisters

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1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sisters

Tamarack Village

555 N Larch St
Sisters, OR
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Housing Authorities that serve Sisters

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 Sisters, Oregon

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 33 affordable apartments for rent in Sisters, Oregon. Sisters features 0 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 33 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sisters.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sisters, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 33
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.42%
Average Renter Household Size 2.91
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $50,324 ±$17,085
Median Rent $941 ±$93
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.7% ± 11.23pp
Total Population 2,596

Population and Household Demographics

Sisters is a City in Deschutes County, Oregon with a population of 2,596. There are 949 households in the city with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 51.42% of households in Sisters are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sisters

The median gross income for households in Sisters is $50,324 a year, or $4,194 a month. The median rent for the city is $941 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sisters, a household making less than $3,137 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Sisters.1

Area Median Income In Sisters

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 Sisters, the AMI is calculated from all households within Deschutes County.

In Sisters, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,600

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 Sisters

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 Sisters HUD Rental Assistance in Sisters

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,100 $18,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,800 $30,600 $34,450 $38,250 $41,350 $44,400 $47,450 $50,500
80% of Median $42,850 $49,000 $55,100 $61,200 $66,100 $71,000 $75,900 $80,800
Fair Market Rents in Sisters

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
$838 $986 $1,197 $1,727 $2,102