Affordable Housing In Kootenai County

50 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kootenai County

Parkside Apartments

1814 N Spokane St
Post Falls, ID
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1-3 BR

Villas at Tullamore

3011 N Charleville Rd
Post Falls, ID
1-3 BR
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Coeur D'Alene Manor

115 E Anton Ave
Coeur D'alene, ID
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1 BR

Montrose Senior Apartments

2265 W Compass Lp
Post Falls, ID
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1-3 BR
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Tullamore Commons Apartments

3797 E Carradale
Post Falls, ID
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1-3 BR
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Timberlane Apartments

5923 W Massachusetts St
Spirit Lake, ID

Maple Tree Court

401 E Jefferson St
Spirit Lake, ID

Heritage Place

702 W Walnut Ave
Fernan Lake Village, ID
Elderly Supportive Housing

Post Falls Terrace

1120 N Idaho St
Post Falls, ID
Elderly Supportive Housing

Timber Cove

8131 W Montana St
Rathdrum, ID
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Kootenai County, Idaho

There are 50 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,097 affordable apartments for rent in Kootenai County, Idaho. Kootenai County features 462 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,635 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kootenai County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kootenai County, ID Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 50
Total Low Income Apartments 2,097
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 462
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.60
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $49,403 ±$1,537
Median Rent $837 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.15% ± 3.25pp
Total Population 145,046

Population and Household Demographics

Kootenai County is a County in Idaho with a population of 145,046. There are 56,421 households in the county with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 29.85% of households in Kootenai County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kootenai County

The median gross income for households in Kootenai County is $49,403 a year, or $4,117 a month. The median rent for the county is $837 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kootenai County, a household making less than $2,790 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Kootenai County.1

Area Median Income In Kootenai 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 Kootenai County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,600

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 Kootenai 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 Kootenai County HUD Rental Assistance in Kootenai County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,600 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,650
50% of Median $22,650 $25,850 $29,100 $32,300 $34,900 $37,500 $40,100 $42,650
80% of Median $36,200 $41,400 $46,550 $51,700 $55,850 $60,000 $64,150 $68,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Kootenai County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2010, 15 low income apartment communities containing 657 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Kootenai County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Kootenai County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,650 $25,850 $29,100 $32,300 $34,900 $37,500 $40,100 $42,650
60% of Median $27,180 $31,020 $34,920 $38,760 $41,880 $45,000 $48,120 $51,180

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Kootenai County is $34,920 a year, or $2,910 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,910 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $873 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $566 $606 $728 $840 $938 $1,034
60% $680 $728 $873 $1,008 $1,125 $1,241
Fair Market Rents in Kootenai County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$682 $726 $927 $1,337 $1,628

Cities In Kootenai County

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City Listings Served By
Post Falls 16
Coeur D'alene 1
Rathdrum 5
Hayden Lake 1
Hayden 4
Coeur D 0
Spirit Lake 2
Alene 13
Conkling Park 0
Fernan Lake Village 8
Hauser 0
Huetter 0
Rockford Bay 0
Worley 0
Athol 0
Dalton Gardens 0
Harrison 0
State Line 0