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Affordable Housing In Wallowa County

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wallowa County

Mountain Crest

607 SW 2nd St
Enterprise, Oregon


2 S. Mill St.
Joseph, Oregon


304 W. Alder
Joseph, Oregon

Leisure Way

PO Box 456
Wallowa, Oregon

Wallowa Alpine Village

303 Residence St
Enterprise, Oregon

Park Street Apartments

603 W Silver St
Enterprise, Oregon

Hazeltine Apartments

W 2nd and Logan Sts
Enterprise, Oregon
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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

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 136 affordable apartments for rent in Wallowa County, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Wallowa County, Oregon

Wallowa County features 119 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 Wallowa County, Oregon

There are 17 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wallowa County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wallowa County, Oregon

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wallowa County, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $727 and $889.

2020 Wallowa 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 $526 $682 $808 $1,113 $1,329
Payment Standard Range $473 to $579 $614 to $750 $727 to $889 $1,002 to $1,224 $1,196 to $1,462

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

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.

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 $64,400

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 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 $13,400 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,450 $42,000
50% of Median $22,300 $25,450 $28,650 $31,800 $34,350 $36,900 $39,450 $42,000
80% of Median $35,650 $40,750 $45,850 $50,900 $55,000 $59,050 $63,150 $67,200

Cities In Wallowa County

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

City Served By
Enterprise The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Enterprise is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
Joseph The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Joseph is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
Lostine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lostine is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
Wallowa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wallowa is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.
Wallowa Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wallowa Lake is the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.