Cheap Apartments In Umatilla County

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

Hermiston Project

675 W Madrona Ave
Hermiston, OR

Pendleton Square II

294 SW 28th Dr
Pendleton, OR

There are 39 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,556 affordable apartments for rent in Umatilla County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 678 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 286 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Umatilla County. There are 1,489 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Umatilla County

The Umatilla County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Hermiston, Oregon.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Umatilla County, Oregon

Umatilla County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties39
Total Low Income Apartments1,556
Total Rent Assisted Apartments678
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters37.33%
Average Renter Household Size2.57
Total Population76,738
Housing Units26,794
Average Household Size2.70
Median Household Income$48,101 ±$1,992
Median Rent$676 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened35.67% ± 4.1pp

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

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 4.1 percentage points.

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 $53,300

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

Income1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30% of Median$12,140$16,460$20,780$25,100$29,420$32,050$34,250$36,450
50% of Median$19,350$22,100$24,850$27,600$29,850$32,050$34,250$36,450
80% of Median$30,950$35,400$39,800$44,200$47,750$51,300$54,850$58,350

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Umatilla County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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

Income1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50% of Median$19,350$22,100$24,850$27,600$29,850$32,050$34,250$36,450
HERA 50%$20,900$23,900$26,900$29,850$32,250$34,650$37,050$39,450
60% of Median$23,220$26,520$29,820$33,120$35,820$38,460$41,100$43,740
HERA 60%$25,080$28,680$32,280$35,820$38,700$41,580$44,460$47,340

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 $29,820 a year, or $2,485 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,485 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $746 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 AMIStudio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed5 Bed
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.

2018 Fair Market Rents
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Cities In Umatilla County

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CityListingsServed By
Hermiston16The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hermiston is the Umatilla County Housing Authority.
Pendleton12The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pendleton is the Umatilla County Housing Authority.
Umatilla4The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Umatilla is the Umatilla County Housing Authority.
Milton–freewater0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milton–freewater is the Umatilla County Housing Authority.
Mission1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mission is the Umatilla County Housing Authority.
Gopher Flats0
Milton Freewater5
Pilot Rock1