Affordable Housing In Washington County
Oregon

68 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Merlo Station II

2032 SW Merlo Ct
Beaverton, OR
$848-1,102
3-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Crestview Court

4600 SW 141st Ave
Beaverton, OR
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Merlo Station I

2032 SW Merlo Ct
Beaverton, OR
$848-1,102
3-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Bridge Meadows Beaverton

5995 SW Menlo Dr
Beaverton, OR
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Garden Grove Apartments

2727 22nd Ave
Forest Grove, OR
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Stewart Terrace

21754 N Sherwood Blvd
Sherwood, OR
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Woodspring Apartments

16100 SW 113th Ave
Tigard, OR
Income Based
2 BR
HCV Welcome

Farmington Meadows

4566 SW 160th Ave
Beaverton, OR
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Woodland Park Apartments

280 SE 12th Avenue
Hillsboro, OR
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Montebello Apartments

220 SE 12th Ave
Hillsboro, OR
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Washington County

Housing Authority Programs
Washington County Department of Housing Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Oregon

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 68 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,210 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Oregon. Washington County features 1,205 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 3,005 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Washington County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 68
Total Low Income Apartments 4,210
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,205
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.6%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $66,754 ±$739
Median Rent $1,055 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.05% ± 1.44pp
Total Population 556,210

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a County in Oregon with a population of 556,210. There are 206,426 households in the county with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 39.6% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $66,754 a year, or $5,563 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,055 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $3,517 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.05% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.1

Area Median Income In Washington 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 Washington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,900

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 Washington 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 Washington County HUD Rental Assistance in Washington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,450 $21,100 $23,750 $26,350 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $30,800 $35,200 $39,600 $43,950 $47,500 $51,000 $54,500 $58,050
80% of Median $49,250 $56,250 $63,300 $70,300 $75,950 $81,550 $87,200 $92,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Washington County

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

From 1987 to 2012, 45 low income apartment communities containing 2,796 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Washington 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 Washington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $30,800 $35,200 $39,600 $43,950 $47,500 $51,000 $54,500 $58,050
60% of Median $36,960 $42,240 $47,520 $52,740 $57,000 $61,200 $65,400 $69,660

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 Washington County is $47,520 a year, or $3,960 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,960 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,188 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% $770 $825 $990 $1,143 $1,275 $1,407
60% $924 $990 $1,188 $1,372 $1,530 $1,688
Fair Market Rents in Washington 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
$1,192 $1,289 $1,495 $2,157 $2,625

Cities In Washington County

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City Listings Served By
Hillsboro 19 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hillsboro is the Washington County Department of Housing Services.
Beaverton 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beaverton is the Washington County Department of Housing Services.
Aloha 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aloha is the Washington County Department of Housing Services.
Forest Grove 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest Grove is the Washington County Department of Housing Services.
Sherwood 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sherwood is the Washington County Department of Housing Services.
Tigard 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tigard is the Washington County Department of Housing Services.
North Plains 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Plains is the Washington County Department of Housing Services.
Cornelius 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cornelius is the Washington County Department of Housing Services.
Metzger 0
Banks 0
Bethany 0
Bull Mountain 0
Cedar Hills 0
Durham 0
Garden Home Whitford 0
Gaston 0
King City 0
Oak Hills 0
Raleigh Hills 0
Rockcreek 0
West Slope 0
Garden Home-Whitford 0