Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Lewis County, ID

Discover affordable housing in Lewis County where there are 1+ 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.

Lincoln Project

501 Maple Street, Nezperce, Idaho

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Lewis County, Idaho

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 Lewis County, Idaho
$17.14/hour
$9.89 (+136%) more than Idaho minimum wage and $9.89 (+136%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Lewis County, Idaho Affordable Housing ↓

How many renters live in Lewis County, Idaho?

The County of Lewis County has 3,630 people living in 1,566 households.

There are 906 renters living in 417 renter households in this County. Renters make up 24.96 percent of the population living in Lewis County.

What is the rental market like in Lewis County, Idaho?

There are an estimated 1,811 housing units in the Lewis County area. Of these, 422 units are rental homes, making up 23 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Lewis County, Idaho, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Lewis County?

The rental vacancy rate in Lewis County is 1 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 Lewis County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lewis County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
9 107 159 115 22
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lewis County

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

How many renter households in Lewis County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 29 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 7 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Lewis County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $665 to $1,536. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $665
One BR $689
Two BR $905
Three BR $1,275
Four BR $1,536
2024 Fair Market Rents in Lewis County, Idaho

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Lewis 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 8 89 percent
One BR 93 87 percent
Two BR 123 77 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Lewis County, Idaho

How many affordable rental units are in Lewis County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 52
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 8
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Lewis County, Idaho

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

Income Based Apartments in Lewis County, Idaho

Lewis County features 8 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 Lewis County, Idaho

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lewis County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lewis County, Idaho

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lewis County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lewis County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lewis County, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $815 and $996.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.