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Affordable Housing In Union County
Oregon

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Union County

Grande Woods Apartments

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

La Grande Plaza II

713 12th St
La Grande, Oregon
Subsidized

Thunderbird Apartments

401 20th St
La Grande, Oregon
Subsidized

Pinehurst Apartments

1502 21st St
La Grande, Oregon
Subsidized

La Grande Plaza I

703 12th St
La Grande, Oregon
Subsidized

La Grande Retirement Apartments

1612 7th St
La Grande, Oregon
Subsidized

Cove Avenue Apartments

1906 Cove Ave
La Grande, Oregon
Subsidized

Ramo Flat

1091 S Main St
Union, Oregon

Tamarack Court

1613 21st St
La Grande, Oregon

Emily Drive Apartments

10700 Emily Dr
Island City, Oregon

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.

Income Based Apartments in Union County, Oregon

Union County features 269 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 Union County, Oregon

There are 329 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Union County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Union County, Oregon

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Union County, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $763 and $933.

2020 Union County, 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 $553 $644 $848 $1,223 $1,421
Payment Standard Range $498 to $608 $580 to $708 $763 to $933 $1,101 to $1,345 $1,279 to $1,563

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com 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.

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 $58,900

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 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 $12,900 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $38,100 $40,550
50% of Median $21,500 $24,600 $27,650 $30,700 $33,200 $35,650 $38,100 $40,550
80% of Median $34,400 $39,300 $44,200 $49,100 $53,050 $57,000 $60,900 $64,850

Cities In Union County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Cove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cove is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
Elgin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elgin is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
Imbler The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Imbler is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
Island City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Island City is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
La Grande The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Grande is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
North Powder The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Powder is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
Summerville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Summerville is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
Union The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.