Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Anacortes, WA

Discover affordable housing in Anacortes where there are 8+ 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.

Harborview Apartments

1110 27th Court, Anacortes, Washington 98221

bed 1-3

Bayside Apartments

1106 24th St, Anacortes, Washington 98221

bed 2

Anacortes Manor

1110 24th St, Anacortes, Washington 98221

Bayview Apartments

808 29th St, Anacortes, Washington 98221


1103 29th St, Anacortes, Washington 98221

bed 1-2


1110 29th St, Anacortes, Washington 98221

Wilson Hotel Housing

806 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Washington 98221

Scattered Sites

719 Q Ave, Anacortes, Washington 98221

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switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Anacortes, Washington

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
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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 Anacortes, Washington
$15.10 (+93%) more than Washington minimum wage and $24.13 (+333%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Public Housing programs for Anacortes, Washington.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Anacortes, Washington.

Go to the Washington Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Anacortes.

How many renters live in Anacortes, Washington?

The City of Anacortes has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 29.9 percent of the population living in Anacortes.

What is the rental market like in Anacortes, Washington?

There are an estimated housing units in the Anacortes area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Anacortes, Washington, there are 1.04 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Anacortes?

The rental vacancy rate in Anacortes is 2 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 Anacortes for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Anacortes
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
177 517 785 724 209
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Anacortes

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

How Much Is Rent in Anacortes

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,123 to $2,590. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,123
One BR $1,279
Two BR $1,657
Three BR $2,335
Four BR $2,590
2024 Fair Market Rents in Anacortes, Washington

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Anacortes?

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 108 61 percent
One BR 363 70 percent
Two BR 388 49 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Anacortes, Washington

How many affordable rental units are in Anacortes?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Anacortes, Washington including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Anacortes, Washington

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

Income Based Apartments in Anacortes, Washington

Anacortes features 300 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 25 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 $1,491 and $1,823.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.