Affordable Housing In Umatilla County
Oregon

39 Low Income Apartment Communities In Umatilla County

Pilot Rock

118 Main St
Pilot Rock, OR
HCV Welcome

Viewcrest Apartments

525 SW 13th Pl
Hermiston, OR
HCV Welcome

The Aspens

4th St & Elm Ave
Hermiston, OR
HCV Welcome

Security Apartments

130 SW Ct
Pendleton, OR
HCV Welcome

Tri Harbor Landing

103 Klickitat St
Umatilla, OR

Birch Creek Manor II

SE 2nd St
Umatilla, OR
HCV Welcome

Mason Grove

1060 NE 4th Ave
Milton Freewater, OR
HCV Welcome

Courtyard Apartments

140 SW 9th St
Hermiston, OR
HCV Welcome

Security Apartments ( Cif )

130 SW Court Ave
Pendleton, OR
HCV Welcome

Fountain Court

894 W Orchard Ave
Hermiston, OR
HCV Welcome

There are 39 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,564 affordable apartments for rent in Umatilla County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 687 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Umatilla County, HUD housing programs support 295 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 877 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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

Umatilla County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 39
Total Low Income Apartments 1,564
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 687
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.33%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Total Population 76,738
Housing Units 26,794
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $48,101 ±$1,992
Median Rent $676 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.67% ± 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

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$472 $577 $735 $1,016 $1,108

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