Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Washington County, OR

Discover affordable housing in Washington County where there are 223+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Kaybern Terrace Apt

31380 Nw Kaybern, North Plains, Oregon 97133

Jose Arciga Apartments

2922 19th Ave, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

bed 2-4

Holly Tree Village

5335 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton, Oregon 97005

Cornelius Park Apartments

481 South Alpine, Cornelius, Oregon 97113

bed 2-4

Elm Park Phase II

2350 Elm St, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

bed 3-4

Elm Park Apartments

2351 Elm Street, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

bed 2-3

Cornelius Village

133 N 29th Ave., Cornelius, Oregon 97113

bed 2-3

185th Duplexes

2490-2522 SW 185th St, Aloha, Oregon 97006

Spruce Place

4565 SW 185th Ave, Beaverton, Oregon 97007

Bridge, The

5920 SW 141st Ave, Beaverton, Oregon 97005

Laceleaf Apartments

1250 E Main St, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

Forest Manor Apartments

2141 Quince St, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

Rolling Green Apartments

2206 SE 44th Ave, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

Willows Apartments, The

365 NW Adams Ave, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

Spencer House

13665 SW Larch Pl, Beaverton, Oregon 97005

Forest Villa Apartments

2131 Quince St, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

Smallwood Apartments

1300 E Main St, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

Gateway Commons Apartments

181 SE 18th Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

Villa Capri

157 SE 12th Ave, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

bed 1-3
payment $600-1155/mo.

Cornelius Place Apartments

1310 North Adair Street, Cornelius, Oregon 97113

bed Studio-2

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Washington County, Oregon

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Washington County, Oregon
$38.33/hour
$25.13 (+190%) more than Oregon minimum wage and $31.08 (+429%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Mainstream Voucher programs for Washington County, Oregon.

Go to the Oregon Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Washington County.

How many renters live in Washington County, Oregon?

The County of Washington County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 34.94 percent of the population living in Washington County.

What is the rental market like in Washington County, Oregon?

There are an estimated housing units in the Washington County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Washington County, Oregon, there are 1.03 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Washington County?

The rental vacancy rate in Washington County is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Washington County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Washington County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
4,380 24,037 39,629 20,476 3,341
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Washington County

A large number of apartments in Washington County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Washington County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,650 to $3,254. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,650
One BR $1,776
Two BR $2,024
Three BR $2,809
Four BR $3,254
2024 Fair Market Rents in Washington County, Oregon

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Washington County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 1,484 34 percent
One BR 13,659 57 percent
Two BR 11,064 28 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Washington County, Oregon

How many affordable rental units are in Washington County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Washington County, Oregon including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
USDA Section 514 Farm Labor Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Washington County, Oregon

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Oregon

Washington County features 1,401 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 3,403 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 $1,822 and $2,226.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.