Affordable Housing In Wallowa County

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wallowa County

Mountain Crest

607 SW 2nd St
Enterprise, OR


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
HCV Welcome

Park Street Apartments

603 W Silver St
Enterprise, OR
HCV Welcome

Hazeltine Apartments

W 2nd & Logan Sts
Enterprise, OR
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Wallowa County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wallowa County, Oregon

According to federal housing data and research, there are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 136 affordable apartments for rent in Wallowa County, Oregon. Wallowa County features 119 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 17 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wallowa County.

Wallowa County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 136
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 119
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.58%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $40,581 ±$3,918
Median Rent $656 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.92% ± 8.02pp
Total Population 6,857

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

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 $59,000

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,250 $36,600 $38,950
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,500 $31,900 $34,250 $36,600 $38,950
80% of Median $33,050 $37,800 $42,500 $47,200 $51,000 $54,800 $58,550 $62,350
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.

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $20,650 $23,600 $26,550 $29,500 $31,900 $34,250 $36,600 $38,950
60% of Median $24,780 $28,320 $31,860 $35,400 $38,280 $41,100 $43,920 $46,740

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 $31,860 a year, or $2,655 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,655 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $797 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% $516 $553 $664 $768 $856 $944
60% $620 $664 $797 $921 $1,028 $1,133
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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$526 $682 $808 $1,113 $1,329

Cities In Wallowa County

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City Listings Served By
Enterprise 4
Joseph 2
Lostine 0
Wallowa 1
Wallowa Lake 0