Affordable Housing In Bellevue
King County, Washington

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bellevue

Vasa Creek Woods Apartments

15406 SE Newport Way
Bellevue, Washington
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Studio-1 BR


12646 SE 42ND ST
Bellevue, Washington
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1-3 BR

Eastwood Square Apartments

14531 NE 35th St
Bellevue, Washington
2-3 BR

Glendale Apartments

12640 NE 10th Pl
Bellevue, Washington
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1-2 BR

Ashwood Court

11018 NE 11th St
Bellevue, Washington
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Studio-2 BR


3040 Bellevue Way Northeast
Bellevue, Washington
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Studio-3 BR

Bellevue Manor

Bellevue, Washington
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1 BR

Spiritwood Manor

1424 148TH AVE SE
Bellevue, Washington
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1-3 BR

Garden Grove

1027 140th Ave SE
Bellevue, Washington
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1-2 BR

College Place

1249 145th Place S.E.
Bellevue, Washington
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2-3 BR
Family & Senior

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Bellevue, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Bellevue, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
King County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bellevue, Washington

There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,812 affordable apartments for rent in Bellevue, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Bellevue, Washington

Bellevue features 506 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 Bellevue, Washington

There are 1,306 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bellevue.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bellevue, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bellevue landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Bellevue.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bellevue, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,979 and $2,419.

2023 Bellevue, 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
Bellevue, Washington Fair Market Rent $1,829 $1,881 $2,199 $2,953 $3,446
Bellevue, Washington Payment Standard Range $1,646 to $2,012 $1,693 to $2,069 $1,979 to $2,419 $2,658 to $3,248 $3,101 to $3,791

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bellevue, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 1,812
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 506
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.13%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $94,638 ±$2,513
Median Rent $1,530 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.68% ± 2.91pp
Total Population 134,630

Population and Household Demographics

Bellevue is a city in King County, Washington with a population of 134,630. There are 54,216 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 44.13% of households in Bellevue are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bellevue

The median gross income for households in Bellevue is $94,638 a year, or $7,887 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,530 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bellevue, a household making less than $5,100 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.68% of households who rent are overburdened in Bellevue.

Area Median Income In Bellevue

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 Bellevue, the AMI is calculated from all households within King County.

In Bellevue, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $134,600

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 Bellevue

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 Bellevue

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bellevue AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$27,200 $31,050 $34,950 $38,800 $41,950 $45,050 $48,150 $51,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bellevue AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$45,300 $51,800 $58,250 $64,700 $69,900 $75,100 $80,250 $85,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bellevue AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,750 $76,250 $85,800 $95,300 $102,950 $110,550 $118,200 $125,800