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Affordable Housing In Wasco County
Oregon

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There are 5 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 163 affordable apartments for rent in Wasco County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 92 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 92 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Wasco County. There are 144 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wasco County is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.

Affordable Apartments in Wasco County

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3640 W 13th St
The Dalles, Oregon
Chenowith Rim Plaza is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in The Dalles.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Project Based Rental Assistance
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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2812 W 7th St
The Dalles, Oregon
Westside Village is a 44 unit low income housing apartment community in The Dalles.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Project Based Rental Assistance
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1750 W 10th St
The Dalles, Oregon
West Park Place Apartments is a 25 unit low income housing apartment community in The Dalles.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in The Dalles.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
HOME
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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1711 W 13th St
The Dalles, Oregon
West Park Orchards is a 22 unit low income housing apartment community in The Dalles.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in The Dalles.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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312 Court St
The Dalles, Oregon
Commodore Bldg, the ( Cif ) is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in The Dalles.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in The Dalles.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Accepts Housing Choice Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Wasco County

The Mid-Columbia Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in The Dalles, Oregon.

Other Housing Authorities located in Wasco County

The Columbia Gorge Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in The Dalles, Oregon.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Wasco County, Oregon

Wasco County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties5
Total Low Income Apartments163
Total Rent Assisted Apartments92
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters35.46%
Average Renter Household Size2.44
Total Population25,492
Housing Units9,704
Average Household Size2.50
Median Household Income$43,422 ±$2,729
Median Rent$754 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened50.51% ± 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

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 5.34 percentage points.

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 $53,200

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.

Wasco County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$12,060$16,240$20,420$24,600$28,780$30,950$33,050$35,200
50%$18,700$21,350$24,000$26,650$28,800$30,950$33,050$35,200
80%$29,900$34,150$38,400$42,650$46,100$49,500$52,900$56,300

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 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.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Wasco 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.

Wasco County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$18,700$21,350$24,000$26,650$28,800$30,950$33,050$35,200
HERA 50%$19,900$22,750$25,600$28,400$30,700$32,950$35,250$37,500
60%$22,440$25,620$28,800$31,980$34,560$37,140$39,660$42,240
HERA 60%$23,880$27,300$30,720$34,080$36,840$39,540$42,300$45,000

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 Wasco County is $28,800 a year, or $2,400 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,400 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $720 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 AMIStudio2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed1 Bed5 Bed
50%$468$501$600$693$774$853
60%$561$601$720$832$929$1,024
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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$520$592$787$1,042$1,372

Cities In Wasco County

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CityListingsServed By
Antelope0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Antelope is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Chenoweth0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chenoweth is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Dufur0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dufur is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Maupin0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maupin is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Mosier0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mosier is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Pine Grove0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Grove is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Pine Hollow0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pine Hollow is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Rowena0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rowena is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Shaniko0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shaniko is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
The Dalles5The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve The Dalles are the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority and Columbia Gorge Housing Authority.
Tygh Valley0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tygh Valley is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.
Wamic0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wamic is the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority.