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Affordable Housing In Washington County
Oregon

74 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Merlo Station II

2032 SW Merlo Ct
Beaverton, Oregon
$848-1,102
3-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Crestview Court

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

Merlo Station I

2032 SW Merlo Ct
Beaverton, Oregon
$848-1,102
3-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Bridge Meadows Beaverton

5995 SW Menlo Dr
Beaverton, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Garden Grove Apartments

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

Stewart Terrace

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

Woodspring Apartments

16100 SW 113th Ave
Tigard, Oregon
Income Based
2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Farmington Meadows

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

Woodland Park Apartments

280 SE 12th Avenue
Hillsboro, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized
Accepts Vouchers

Montebello Apartments

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

Housing Authorities that serve Washington County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Oregon

There are 74 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,349 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Oregon

Washington County features 1,261 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 2,955 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 $1,346 and $1,645.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $1,192 $1,289 $1,495 $2,157 $2,625
Payment Standard Range $1,073 to $1,311 $1,160 to $1,418 $1,346 to $1,645 $1,941 to $2,373 $2,363 to $2,888

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington County, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 74
Total Low Income Apartments 4,349
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,261
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 $92,100

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,400 $22,150 $24,900 $27,650 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $32,250 $36,850 $41,450 $46,050 $49,750 $53,450 $57,150 $60,800
80% of Median $51,600 $59,000 $66,350 $73,700 $79,600 $85,500 $91,400 $97,300

Cities In Washington County

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