Cheap Apartments In Wallowa County


2 S. Mill St.
Joseph, OR


304 W. Alder
Joseph, OR

Leisure Way

PO Box 456
Wallowa, OR

Wallowa Alpine Village

303 Residence St
Enterprise, OR

Park Street Apartments

603 W Silver St
Enterprise, OR

There are 8 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 811 affordable apartments for rent in Wallowa County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 749 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 36 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Wallowa County. There are 831 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 Wallowa County

The Northeast Oregon Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in La Grande, Oregon.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Wallowa County, Oregon

Wallowa County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties8
Total Low Income Apartments811
Total Rent Assisted Apartments749
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters32.58%
Average Renter Household Size2.18
Total Population6,857
Housing Units3,082
Average Household Size2.18
Median Household Income$40,581 ±$3,918
Median Rent$656 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened45.92% ± 8.02pp

Population and Household Demographics

Wallowa County is a County in Oregon with a population of 6,857. There are 3,082 households in the county with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 32.58% of households in Wallowa County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wallowa County

The median gross income for households in Wallowa County is $40,581 a year, or $3,382 a month. The median rent for the county is $656 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wallowa County, a household making less than $2,187 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.45.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Wallowa County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 8.02 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Wallowa 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 Wallowa County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,000

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 Wallowa 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 Wallowa County HUD Rental Assistance in Wallowa County

Income1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30% of Median$12,200$16,460$20,780$25,100$29,420$33,650$36,000$38,300
50% of Median$20,300$23,200$26,100$29,000$31,350$33,650$36,000$38,300
80% of Median$32,500$37,150$41,800$46,400$50,150$53,850$57,550$61,250

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 Wallowa County

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

From 1992 to 1999, 4 low income apartment communities containing 89 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Wallowa County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Wallowa 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 Wallowa County

Income1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50% of Median$20,300$23,200$26,100$29,000$31,350$33,650$36,000$38,300
HERA 50%$21,250$24,250$27,300$30,300$32,750$35,150$37,600$40,000
60% of Median$24,360$27,840$31,320$34,800$37,620$40,380$43,200$45,960
HERA 60%$25,500$29,100$32,760$36,360$39,300$42,180$45,120$48,000

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 Wallowa County is $31,320 a year, or $2,610 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,610 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $783 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 Wallowa 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 Wallowa County

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