Cheap Apartments In Washington County
Oregon

Rolling Green Apartments

2206 SE 44th Ave
Hillsboro, OR
Accessable
Subsidized

Willows Apartments, The

365 NW Adams Ave
Hillsboro, OR
Accessable
Subsidized

Stewart Terrace

1000 N Sherwood Blvd
Sherwood, OR
Subsidized

Aloha Project

4455 SW 184th Ave
Aloha, OR
62+
Accessable
Subsidized

Holly Tree Village

5335 SW Murray Blvd
Beaverton, OR
Subsidized

There are 73 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 4,075 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Oregon. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 1,205 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 808 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Washington County. There are 3,419 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Washington County

Understanding Affordable Housing in Washington County, Oregon

Washington County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties73
Total Low Income Apartments4,075
Total Rent Assisted Apartments1,205
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters39.6%
Average Renter Household Size2.55
Total Population556,210
Housing Units206,426
Average Household Size2.66
Median Household Income$66,754 ±$739
Median Rent$1,055 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened48.05% ± 1.44pp

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

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 1.44 percentage points.

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 $81,400

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 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

Income1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30% of Median$17,100$19,550$22,000$25,100$29,420$33,740$38,060$42,380
50% of Median$28,500$32,600$36,650$40,700$44,000$47,250$50,500$53,750
80% of Median$45,600$52,100$58,600$65,100$70,350$75,550$80,750$85,950

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 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.

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

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Washington County

Income1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50% of Median$28,500$32,600$36,650$40,700$44,000$47,250$50,500$53,750
HERA 50%$28,700$32,800$36,900$40,950$44,250$47,550$50,800$54,100
60% of Median$34,200$39,120$43,980$48,840$52,800$56,700$60,600$64,500
HERA 60%$34,440$39,360$44,280$49,140$53,100$57,060$60,960$64,920

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 $43,980 a year, or $3,665 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,665 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,100 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 AMIStudio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed5 Bed
50%$713$764$916$1,059$1,181$1,303
60%$855$917$1,100$1,271$1,418$1,564
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.

2018 Fair Market Rents
StudioOne BRTwo BRThree BRFour BR
$1,026$1,132$1,330$1,935$2,343

Cities In Washington County

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CityListingsServed By
Hillsboro23The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hillsboro is the Washington County Department of Housing Services.
Beaverton14The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beaverton is the Washington County Department of Housing Services.
Aloha12The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aloha is the Washington County Department of Housing Services.
Forest Grove8The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest Grove is the Washington County Department of Housing Services.
Sherwood2The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sherwood is the Washington County Department of Housing Services.
Tigard11The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tigard is the Washington County Department of Housing Services.
North Plains2The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Plains is the Washington County Department of Housing Services.
Cornelius1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cornelius is the Washington County Department of Housing Services.
Metzger0
Banks0
Bethany0
Bull Mountain0
Cedar Hills0
Durham0
Garden Home Whitford0
Gaston0
King City0
Oak Hills0
Raleigh Hills0
Rockcreek0
West Slope0
Garden Home-Whitford0