Affordable Housing In Umatilla County

39 Low Income Apartment Communities In Umatilla County

Hailey Place Apartments

600 SW 30th St
Pendleton, OR
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

The Greens at Montclair Apartments

141 W Broadway Ave
Milton-Freewater, OR
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Pendleton Square I & II

300 SW 28th Dr
Pendleton, OR
Call For Rent
3 BR


400 SW 11th St
Hermiston, OR
HCV Welcome

Oregon Trail Manor

2430 SW Perkins Ave
Pendleton, OR

Sunland Park

1630 W Sunland Avenue
Hermiston, OR

Terwilliger Plaza

245 SW 5th St
Pendleton, OR
Disabled Supportive Housing

Hermiston Project

675 W Madrona Ave
Hermiston, OR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Montclair Manor

141 W Broadway Ave
Milton Freewater, OR

Desert Sage Manor

986 W Juniper Ave
Hermiston, OR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Housing Authorities that serve Umatilla County

Housing Authority Programs
Umatilla County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Umatilla County, Oregon

There are 39 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,564 affordable apartments for rent in Umatilla County, Oregon. Umatilla County features 687 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 877 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Umatilla County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Umatilla County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 39
Total Low Income Apartments 1,564
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 687
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.33%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $48,101 ±$1,992
Median Rent $676 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.67% ± 4.1pp
Total Population 76,738

Population and Household Demographics

Umatilla County is a County in Oregon with a population of 76,738. There are 26,794 households in the county with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 37.33% of households in Umatilla County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Umatilla County

The median gross income for households in Umatilla County is $48,101 a year, or $4,008 a month. The median rent for the county is $676 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Umatilla County, a household making less than $2,253 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Umatilla County.1

Area Median Income In Umatilla 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 Umatilla County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,600

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 Umatilla 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.

Income Qualifications for Umatilla County HUD Rental Assistance in Umatilla County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,750 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,650 $40,100
50% of Median $21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
80% of Median $34,000 $38,850 $43,700 $48,550 $52,450 $56,350 $60,250 $64,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Umatilla County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2010, 22 low income apartment communities containing 979 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Umatilla County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Umatilla County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,250 $24,300 $27,350 $30,350 $32,800 $35,250 $37,650 $40,100
60% of Median $25,500 $29,160 $32,820 $36,420 $39,360 $42,300 $45,180 $48,120

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 Umatilla County is $32,820 a year, or $2,735 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,735 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $821 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 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $531 $569 $684 $789 $881 $972
60% $638 $683 $821 $947 $1,058 $1,166
Fair Market Rents in Umatilla 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$545 $666 $837 $1,165 $1,364

Cities In Umatilla County

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City Listings Served By
Hermiston 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hermiston is the Umatilla County Housing Authority.
Pendleton 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pendleton is the Umatilla County Housing Authority.
Umatilla 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Umatilla is the Umatilla County Housing Authority.
Mission 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mission is the Umatilla County Housing Authority.
Adams 0
Athena 0
Cayuse 0
Echo 0
Gopher Flats 0
Helix 0
Kirkpatrick 0
Milton Freewater 5
Pilot Rock 1
Riverside 0
Stanfield 0
Tutuilla 0
Ukiah 0
Umapine 0
Weston 0
Milton-Freewater 1