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Affordable Housing In The Dalles
Wasco County, Oregon

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In The Dalles

Sunrise Estates

2700 W 7th St
The Dalles, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Chenowith Rim Plaza

3640 W 13th St
The Dalles, Oregon

Westside Village

2812 W 7th St
The Dalles, Oregon

West Park Place Apartments

1750 W 10th St
The Dalles, Oregon
Accepts Vouchers

West Park Orchards

1711 W 13th St
The Dalles, Oregon
Accepts Vouchers

Commodore Bldg, the ( Cif )

312 Court St
The Dalles, Oregon
Accepts Vouchers

Heritage Heights

1324 West 10th Street
The Dalles, Oregon

Flora Thompson Apts

1220 West 8th Street
The Dalles, Oregon
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Housing Authorities that serve The Dalles

Housing Authority Programs
Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Columbia Gorge Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in The Dalles, Oregon

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 307 affordable apartments for rent in The Dalles, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in The Dalles, Oregon

The Dalles features 132 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 The Dalles, Oregon

There are 151 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in The Dalles.

Housing Choice Vouchers in The Dalles, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay The Dalles landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in The Dalles.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in The Dalles, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,031 and $1,260.

2020 The Dalles, 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 $775 $869 $1,145 $1,590 $1,973
Payment Standard Range $698 to $853 $782 to $956 $1,031 to $1,260 $1,431 to $1,749 $1,776 to $2,170

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

The Dalles, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 307
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 132
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $41,311 ±$2,504
Median Rent $762 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 60.11% ± 7.59pp
Total Population 15,136

Population and Household Demographics

The Dalles is a city in Wasco County, Oregon with a population of 15,136. There are 5,929 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 38.94% of households in The Dalles are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in The Dalles

The median gross income for households in The Dalles is $41,311 a year, or $3,443 a month. The median rent for the city is $762 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In The Dalles, a household making less than $2,540 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 60.11% of households who rent are overburdened in The Dalles.

Area Median Income In The Dalles

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 The Dalles, the AMI is calculated from all households within Wasco County.

In The Dalles, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,000

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 The Dalles

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 The Dalles

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,200 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $38,950 $41,450
50% of Median $22,000 $25,150 $28,300 $31,400 $33,950 $36,450 $38,950 $41,450
80% of Median $35,200 $40,200 $45,250 $50,250 $54,300 $58,300 $62,350 $66,350