Anacortes, Washington Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 277 income based apartments in Anacortes where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 49 affordable apartments in Anacortes that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Anacortes, Washington

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Anacortes. Go to the Washington Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Anacortes.

Harborview Anacortes Apartments

1110 27th Court
Anacortes, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Silverwood

1103 29th St
Anacortes, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Bayside Apartments

1106 24th St
Anacortes, Washington
Rent Assisted

Anacortes Manor

1110 24th St
Anacortes, Washington
Rent Assisted

Bayview Apartments

808 29th St
Anacortes, Washington
Rent Assisted

Heatherwood

1110 29th St
Anacortes, Washington
Rent Assisted

Scattered Sites

719 Q Ave
Anacortes, Washington

Wilson Hotel Housing

806 Commercial Ave
Anacortes, Washington
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Anacortes

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Anacortes, Washington

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.

Waiting lists for project-based assistance, like the Public Housing program, are open:

Housing Authority Programs
Anacortes Housing Authority Public Housing
Housing Authority of Skagit County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Washington Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Anacortes.

Anacortes, Washington Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Anacortes, Washington

Anacortes features 277 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 Anacortes, Washington

There are 49 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Anacortes.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Anacortes, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Anacortes landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Anacortes.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Anacortes, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,266 and $1,548.

2023 Anacortes, 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
Anacortes, Washington Fair Market Rent $941 $1,111 $1,407 $2,000 $2,322
Anacortes, Washington Payment Standard Range $847 to $1,035 $1,000 to $1,222 $1,266 to $1,548 $1,800 to $2,200 $2,090 to $2,554

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Anacortes, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 326
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 277
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $60,419 ±$1,671
Median Rent $1,049 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.42% ± 3.38pp
Total Population 16,048

Population and Household Demographics

Anacortes is a city in Skagit County, Washington with a population of 16,048. There are 6,995 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 35.37% of households in Anacortes are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Anacortes

The median gross income for households in Anacortes is $60,419 a year, or $5,035 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,049 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Anacortes, a household making less than $3,497 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Anacortes.

Area Median Income In Anacortes

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Anacortes, the AMI is calculated from all households within Skagit County.

In Anacortes, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,100

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 Anacortes

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 Anacortes

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Anacortes AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,100 $20,700 $23,300 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Anacortes AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,150 $34,450 $38,750 $43,050 $46,500 $49,950 $53,400 $56,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Anacortes AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,250 $55,150 $62,050 $68,900 $74,450 $79,950 $85,450 $90,950