Affordable Housing In Wasco County
7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wasco County
Housing Authorities that serve Wasco County
|Mid-Columbia Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Other Housing Authorities located in Wasco County
|Columbia Gorge Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Wasco County, Oregon
There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 243 affordable apartments for rent in Wasco County, Oregon.
Income Based Apartments in Wasco County, Oregon
Wasco County features 92 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 Wasco County, Oregon
There are 151 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wasco County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Wasco County, Oregon
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Wasco County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Wasco County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wasco County, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,031 and $1,260.
2020 Wasco 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||$775||$869||$1,145||$1,590||$1,973|
|Payment Standard Range||$698 to $853||$782 to $956||$1,031 to $1,260||$1,431 to $1,749||$1,776 to $2,170|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Wasco County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||7|
|Total Low Income Apartments||243|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||92|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||35.46%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.44|
|Average Household Size||2.50|
|Median Household Income||$43,422 ±$2,729|
|Median Rent||$754 ±$49|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||50.51% ± 5.34pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Wasco County is a County in Oregon with a population of 25,492. There are 9,704 households in the county with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 35.46% of households in Wasco County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Wasco County
The median gross income for households in Wasco County is $43,422 a year, or $3,619 a month. The median rent for the county is $754 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wasco County, a household making less than $2,513 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Wasco County.1
Area Median Income In Wasco 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 Wasco County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,000
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 Wasco 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 Wasco County HUD Rental Assistance in Wasco County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$13,200||$16,910||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$38,950||$41,450|
|50% of Median||$22,000||$25,150||$28,300||$31,400||$33,950||$36,450||$38,950||$41,450|
|80% of Median||$35,200||$40,200||$45,250||$50,250||$54,300||$58,300||$62,350||$66,350|
Cities In Wasco County
Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.
|The Dalles||7||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve The Dalles are the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority and Columbia Gorge Housing Authority.|
|Mosier||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mosier is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.|
|Chenoweth||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chenoweth is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.|
|Antelope||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Antelope is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.|
|Dufur||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dufur is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.|
|Maupin||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maupin is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.|
|Pine Grove||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Grove is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.|
|Pine Hollow||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Hollow is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.|
|Rowena||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rowena is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.|
|Shaniko||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shaniko is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.|
|Tygh Valley||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tygh Valley is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.|
|Wamic||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wamic is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.|