Affordable Housing In Washington
District Of Columbia

310 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington

Langston Lane Apartments

2919 Knox Pl SE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Capital Quarters

816 3rd St SE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Wesley House Senior Apartments

3400 Commodore Joshua Barney Dr NE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Three Trees Flats Apartments

3910 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Residences at Georgia Avenue

4100 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Elsinore Courtyards Apartments

5312 E St SE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Scattered Sites

915 S St NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Scattered Site

48 New York Ave NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Scattered Sites

1227 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, District Of Columbia

Wylie Courts

823 13th St NE
Washington, District Of Columbia

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Washington, District Of Columbia

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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Washington, District Of Columbia

Housing Authority Programs
District of Columbia Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Moving to Work; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington, District Of Columbia

There are 310 low income housing apartment communities offering 39,208 affordable apartments for rent in Washington, District Of Columbia.

Income Based Apartments in Washington, District Of Columbia

Washington features 20,343 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, District Of Columbia

There are 17,697 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington, District Of Columbia

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Washington landlords $1,300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Washington.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington, DC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 310
Total Low Income Apartments 39,208
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 20,343
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 58.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.13
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $70,848 ±$843
Median Rent $1,327 ±$17
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.99% ± 0.98pp
Total Population 647,484

Population and Household Demographics

Washington is a city in District Of Columbia with a population of 647,484. There are 273,390 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 58.76% of households in Washington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington

The median gross income for households in Washington is $70,848 a year, or $5,904 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,327 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington, a household making less than $4,423 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.99% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington.

Area Median Income In Washington

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, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $0

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

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.