Affordable Housing In Wasco County
Oregon

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wasco County

Sunrise Estates I

2700 W 7th St
The Dalles, OR
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Sunrise Estates II

2700 W 7th St
The Dalles, OR
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Chenowith Rim Plaza

3640 W 13th St
The Dalles, OR
Subsidized

Westside Village

2812 W 7th St
The Dalles, OR
Subsidized

West Park Place Apartments

1750 W 10th St
The Dalles, OR
HCV Welcome

West Park Orchards

1711 W 13th St
The Dalles, OR
HCV Welcome

Commodore Bldg, the ( Cif )

312 Court St
The Dalles, OR
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There are 7 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 243 affordable apartments for rent in Wasco County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 92 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Wasco County, HUD housing programs support 92 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 151 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Wasco County

Housing Authority Programs
Mid-Columbia Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Wasco County

Housing Authority Programs
Columbia Gorge Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wasco County, Oregon

Wasco County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 243
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 92
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Total Population 25,492
Housing Units 9,704
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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Wasco County

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

From 1997 to 2003, 4 low income apartment communities containing 118 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Wasco 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 Wasco County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,000 $25,150 $28,300 $31,400 $33,950 $36,450 $38,950 $41,450
60% of Median $26,400 $30,180 $33,960 $37,680 $40,740 $43,740 $46,740 $49,740

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 Wasco County is $33,960 a year, or $2,830 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,830 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $849 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% $550 $589 $708 $817 $911 $1,005
60% $660 $707 $849 $980 $1,094 $1,206
Fair Market Rents in Wasco 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
$722 $814 $1,077 $1,437 $1,835

Cities In Wasco County

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City Listings Served By
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.