Affordable Housing In Washington County
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There are 74 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 4,313 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.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washington County is the Housing Authority of Washington County.

Affordable Apartments in Washington County

2206 SE 44th Ave
Hillsboro, Oregon
Rolling Green Apartments is a 25 unit low income housing apartment community in Hillsboro.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
365 NW Adams Ave
Hillsboro, Oregon
Willows Apartments, The is a 9 unit low income housing apartment community in Hillsboro.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
1000 N Sherwood Blvd
Sherwood, Oregon
Stewart Terrace is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Sherwood.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
4455 SW 184th Ave
Aloha, Oregon
Aloha Project is a 10 unit low income housing apartment community in Aloha.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
5335 SW Murray Blvd
Beaverton, Oregon
Holly Tree Village is a 140 unit low income housing apartment community in Beaverton.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance

Housing Authorities that serve Washington County

The Housing Authority of Washington County is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Washington County, Oregon

Washington County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 74
Total Low Income Apartments 4,313
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,205
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Total Population 529,710
Housing Units 200,934
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $65,272 ±$831
Median Rent $1,015 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.05% ± 1.55pp

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a County in Oregon with a population of 529,710. There are 200,934 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 38.75% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $65,272 a year, or $5,439 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,015 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 $3,383 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 2014 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 1.55 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 $74,700

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.

Washington County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $15,700 $17,950 $20,420 $24,600 $28,780 $32,960 $37,140 $41,320
50% $26,150 $29,900 $33,650 $37,350 $40,350 $43,350 $46,350 $49,350
80% $41,850 $47,800 $53,800 $59,750 $64,550 $69,350 $74,100 $78,900

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.

Washington County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% $26,150 $29,900 $33,650 $37,350 $40,350 $43,350 $46,350 $49,350
HERA 50% $26,300 $30,050 $33,800 $37,550 $40,600 $43,600 $46,600 $49,600
60% $31,380 $35,880 $40,380 $44,820 $48,420 $52,020 $55,620 $59,220
HERA 60% $31,560 $36,060 $40,560 $45,060 $48,720 $52,320 $55,920 $59,520

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 $40,380 a year, or $3,365 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,365 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,010 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 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 1 Bed 5 Bed
50% $654 $701 $841 $971 $1,084 $1,196
60% $785 $841 $1,010 $1,166 $1,301 $1,436
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.

2017 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$946 $1,053 $1,242 $1,808 $2,188

Cities In Washington County

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City Listings Served By
Aloha 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aloha is the Housing Authority of Washington County.
Banks 0
Beaverton 15 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beaverton is the Housing Authority of Washington County.
Bethany 0
Bull Mountain 0
Cedar Hills 0
Cornelius 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cornelius is the Housing Authority of Washington County.
Durham 0
Forest Grove 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Forest Grove is the Housing Authority of Washington County.
Garden Home Whitford 0
Garden Home-Whitford 0
Gaston 0
Hillsboro 23 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hillsboro is the Housing Authority of Washington County.
King City 0
Metzger 0
North Plains 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Plains is the Housing Authority of Washington County.
Oak Hills 0
Raleigh Hills 0
Rockcreek 0
Sherwood 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sherwood is the Housing Authority of Washington County.
Tigard 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tigard is the Housing Authority of Washington County.
West Slope 0