Affordable Housing In Washington
District Of Columbia

281 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington

Parkway Overlook Apartments

2841 Robinson Pl SE
Washington, DC
$1,070-1,350
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Fairlawn Marshall

2834 Q STREET
Washington, DC
$1,076-1,206
1-2 BR

Matthews Memorial Terrace Apartments

2632 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
Washington, DC
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Mayfair Mansion

3819 Jay St NE
Washington, DC
$912-1,157
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Southern Hills Apartments

4319 3rd St SE
Washington, DC
$725-3,350
1-4 BR

Claridge Towers

1221 M Street NW
Washington, DC
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Fort Lincoln

3400 Banneker Drive NE
Washington, DC
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Harvard Towers

1845 Harvard St NW
Washington, DC
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

James Apartments

1425 N St NW
Washington, DC
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

Garfield Hill Apartments

2317 Hartford Street
Washington, DC
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Housing Authorities that serve Washington

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)

Other Housing Authorities located in Washington

Housing Authority Programs
Community Connections Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington, District Of Columbia

There are 281 low income housing apartment communities offering 36,853 affordable apartments for rent in Washington, District Of Columbia. Washington features 19,300 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 17,165 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington, DC Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 281
Total Low Income Apartments 36,853
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 19,300
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.1

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 $121,300

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.

Income Qualifications for Washington HUD Rental Assistance in Washington

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
50% of Median $42,500 $48,550 $54,600 $60,650 $65,550 $70,400 $75,250 $80,100
80% of Median $54,350 $62,100 $69,850 $77,600 $83,850 $90,050 $96,250 $102,450