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Current Housing Issues Impacting Oregon Workshop Panelists: Richard Bjelland – OHCS Mark Radabaugh - DLCD The FAB Housing Affordability Calculator © A Personal and Regional Housing Affordability Calculator Developed by Richard Bjelland OHCS State Housing Analyst

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current housing issues impacting oregon

Current Housing Issues Impacting Oregon

Workshop Panelists:

Richard Bjelland – OHCS

Mark Radabaugh - DLCD

the fab housing affordability calculator

The FAB Housing Affordability Calculator©

A Personal and Regional Housing Affordability Calculator

Developed by Richard Bjelland

OHCS State Housing Analyst

housing affordability assumptions
Housing Affordability Assumptions
  • Housing is affordable when no more than 30% of income is spent on housing costs
  • Housing costs include mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, and utilities
  • Mortgage payments based on 80% 30 year mortgage - no mortgage insurance needed
  • Property taxes set at $15 per thousand
  • Insurance based on State Farm Ins. rates
  • Utility costs based on housing value
mortgage rates and affordability
Mortgage Rates and Affordability
  • Affordability is a function of mortgage rates
  • An affordability calculator should reflect different mortgage rate assumptions
  • Three different mortgage rates used
  • Historical rate of 8.1% based on past rates
  • Low rate is set at 6%
  • High rate is set at 12%
  • Demonstrates significant effect of interest rates on current housing affordability
lender income ratios affordability
Lender Income Ratios & Affordability
  • Historically lenders have used an income ratio of ~30% to determine affordability
  • Today’s lenders may increase the ratio depending on an applicant’s credit score
  • A housing affordability calculator should have flexibility to reflect this situation
  • The FAB Calculator will handle historical and an individual’s approved higher ratio
multi purpose affordability tool
Multi-purpose Affordability Tool
  • Can be used to determine income needed to afford a particular house for sale
  • Can be used by households to determine the price of housing that can be afforded
  • Calculates the annual and monthly income needed and equivalent hourly earnings
  • Can be used to assess the relative affordability of housing within a region by using median household income and the median sale price of housing in the region
an assessment of central oregon housing

An Assessment of Central Oregon Housing

Prepared by Richard Bjelland OHCS State Housing Analyst

accessing the housing tools
Accessing the Housing Tools
  • Information on the Housing Needs Model can be found at the following URL - http://www.ohcs.oregon.gov/OHCS/PPR_HousingNeedsModel.shtml
  • Information on the FAB calculator series including the FAB Housing Affordability Calculator will be available at this URL - http://www.ohcs.oregon.gov/OHCS/PPR_AssetBuilding.shtml
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