Affordable Housing In Washington County
Oregon

Affordable Housing programs support 1,188 income based apartments in Washington County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 3,643 affordable apartments in Washington County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Washington County, Oregon

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Washington County. Go to the Oregon Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Washington County.

Merlo Station II

2032 SW Merlo Ct
Beaverton, Oregon
$1,295-1,440
3-4 BR
Affordable

Crestview Court

4600 SW 141st Ave
Beaverton, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Merlo Station I

2032 SW Merlo Ct
Beaverton, Oregon
$1,295-1,440
3-4 BR
Affordable

Stewart Terrace

21754 N Sherwood Blvd
Sherwood, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Juniper Gardens I & II Apartments

2718 Juniper Street
Forest Grove, Oregon
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Affordable

Sunset Gardens

951 SE 13th Ave
Hillsboro, Oregon
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Affordable

Cornelius Village

133 N 29th Ave.
Cornelius, Oregon
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Minimum Income Requirement

Montebello Apartments

220 SE 12th Ave
Hillsboro, Oregon
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Affordable

Willow Park Apartments

2824 22nd Ave
Forest Grove, Oregon
Call For Rent
2 BR
Affordable

Villa Capri

8591 NE Quatama St
Hillsboro, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Washington County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Washington County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Aloha, OR Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Aloha.
Affordable Housing In Beaverton, OR Affordable Housing programs support 21 apartment communities in Beaverton.
Affordable Housing In Cornelius, OR Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Cornelius.
Affordable Housing In Forest Grove, OR Affordable Housing programs support 11 apartment communities in Forest Grove.
Affordable Housing In Hillsboro, OR Affordable Housing programs support 22 apartment communities in Hillsboro.
Affordable Housing In North Plains, OR Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in North Plains.
Affordable Housing In Sherwood, OR Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Sherwood.
Affordable Housing In Tigard, OR Affordable Housing programs support 14 apartment communities in Tigard.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Washington County, Oregon

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Washington County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher
Go to the Oregon Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Washington County.

Washington County, Oregon Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Oregon

Washington County features 1,188 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 Washington County, Oregon

There are 3,643 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington County, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Washington County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Washington County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Washington County, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,655 and $2,023.

2023 Washington 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
Washington County, Oregon Fair Market Rent $1,500 $1,610 $1,839 $2,574 $2,995
Washington County, Oregon Payment Standard Range $1,350 to $1,650 $1,449 to $1,771 $1,655 to $2,023 $2,317 to $2,831 $2,696 to $3,295

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 87
Total Low Income Apartments 4,944
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,188
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.

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 $106,500

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Washington County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$22,400 $25,600 $28,800 $31,950 $34,550 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$37,300 $42,600 $47,950 $53,250 $57,550 $61,800 $66,050 $70,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Washington County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$59,650 $68,200 $76,700 $85,200 $92,050 $98,850 $105,650 $112,500