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Affordable Housing In Sisters
Deschutes County, Oregon

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sisters

Tamarack Village

555 N Larch St
Sisters, Oregon
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers
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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.

Income Based Apartments in Sisters, Oregon

Sisters features 0 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 Sisters, Oregon

There are 33 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sisters.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sisters, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Sisters landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Sisters.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sisters, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,077 and $1,317.

2020 Sisters, 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 $838 $986 $1,197 $1,727 $2,102
Payment Standard Range $754 to $922 $887 to $1,085 $1,077 to $1,317 $1,554 to $1,900 $1,892 to $2,312

Sourced from federal housing data and 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.

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 $76,600

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 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 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,850 $30,650 $34,500 $38,300 $41,400 $44,450 $47,500 $50,600
80% of Median $42,950 $49,050 $55,200 $61,300 $66,250 $71,150 $76,050 $80,950