Affordable Housing In Union County

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Union County

Grande Woods Apartments

2005 Gekeler Ln
La Grande, OR
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

La Grande Plaza II

713 12th St
La Grande, OR

Thunderbird Apartments

401 20th St
La Grande, OR

Pinehurst Apartments

1502 21st St
La Grande, OR

La Grande Plaza I

703 12th St
La Grande, OR

La Grande Retirement Apartments

1612 7th St
La Grande, OR

Cove Avenue Apartments

1906 Cove Ave
La Grande, OR

Ramo Flat

1091 S Main St
Union, OR
Accepts Vouchers

Tamarack Court

1613 21st St
La Grande, OR
Accepts Vouchers

Emily Drive Apartments

10700 Emily Dr
Island City, OR
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Union County

Housing Authority Programs
Northeast Oregon Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Union County, Oregon

There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 598 affordable apartments for rent in Union County, Oregon. Union County features 269 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 329 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Union County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Union County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 598
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 269
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $43,822 ±$2,257
Median Rent $705 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.29% ± 5.45pp
Total Population 25,745

Population and Household Demographics

Union County is a County in Oregon with a population of 25,745. There are 10,130 households in the county with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 36.16% of households in Union County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Union County

The median gross income for households in Union County is $43,822 a year, or $3,652 a month. The median rent for the county is $705 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Union County, a household making less than $2,350 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Union County.1

Area Median Income In Union 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 Union County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,800

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 Union 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 Union County HUD Rental Assistance in Union County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,800 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $37,700 $40,150
50% of Median $21,300 $24,350 $27,400 $30,400 $32,850 $35,300 $37,700 $40,150
80% of Median $34,100 $38,950 $43,800 $48,650 $52,550 $56,450 $60,350 $64,250
Fair Market Rents in Union 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
$553 $644 $848 $1,223 $1,421

Cities In Union County

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City Listings Served By
La Grande 13
Elgin 2
Cove 0
Imbler 0
Island City 1
North Powder 0
Summerville 0
Union 2