Affordable Housing In Union County
Oregon

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Union County

Ne Oregon Ha

950 N Main St
Union, OR

Mallard Heights

1870 N 15th
Elgin, OR
HCV Welcome

Tamarack Court

21st And E Q Sts
La Grande, OR
HCV Welcome

Green Tree Apartments

2310 E Q Ave
La Grande, OR
HCV Welcome

May Lane

2504 May Ln
La Grande, OR
HCV Welcome

Nk West Building ( Cif )

1206 Adams Ave
La Grande, OR
HCV Welcome

Highland View Apartments

800 N 15th Ave
Elgin, OR
HCV Welcome

Clover Glen

2212 Cove Ave
La Grande, OR

There are 18 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 598 affordable apartments for rent in Union County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 269 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Union County, HUD housing programs support 223 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 329 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

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

Union County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 598
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 269
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Total Population 25,745
Housing Units 10,130
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $43,822 ±$2,257
Median Rent $705 ±$39
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.29% ± 5.45pp

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Union County

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

From 1991 to 2011, 7 low income apartment communities containing 286 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Union 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 Union County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $21,300 $24,350 $27,400 $30,400 $32,850 $35,300 $37,700 $40,150
60% of Median $25,560 $29,220 $32,880 $36,480 $39,420 $42,360 $45,240 $48,180

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 Union County is $32,880 a year, or $2,740 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,740 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $822 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% $533 $571 $685 $791 $883 $973
60% $639 $685 $822 $949 $1,059 $1,168
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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$470 $553 $732 $1,058 $1,207

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