Affordable Housing In Adams County
Washington

Guide To Affordable Housing in Adams County, Washington

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Adams County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Adams County, Washington

Adams County features 0 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 Adams County, Washington

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Adams County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Adams County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Adams County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Adams County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $815 and $997.

2022 Adams County, Washington Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Adams County, Washington Fair Market Rent $663 $795 $906 $1,264 $1,551
Adams County, Washington Payment Standard Range $597 to $729 $716 to $875 $815 to $997 $1,138 to $1,390 $1,396 to $1,706

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Adams County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.71%
Average Renter Household Size 3.25
Average Household Size 3.24
Median Household Income $46,564 ±$3,684
Median Rent $680 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.57% ± 7.22pp
Total Population 19,081

Population and Household Demographics

Adams County is a county in Washington with a population of 19,081. There are 5,802 households in the county with an average household size of 3.24 persons. 34.71% of households in Adams County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Adams County

The median gross income for households in Adams County is $46,564 a year, or $3,880 a month. The median rent for the county is $680 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Adams County, a household making less than $2,267 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Adams County.

Area Median Income In Adams 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 Adams County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,200

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 Adams 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Adams County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Adams County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,850 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Adams County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,750 $28,250 $31,800 $35,300 $38,150 $40,950 $43,800 $46,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Adams County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,550 $45,200 $50,850 $56,500 $61,050 $65,550 $70,100 $74,600