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Affordable Housing In Benton County

61 Low Income Apartment Communities In Benton County

Pacific Place Apartments

208 Central Avenue
South Bend, Washington
1-2 BR

Pheasant Run Apartments

1130 Shady Lane Place
Othello, Washington
1-3 BR

Prosser Manor Apartments

1403 Meade Ave
Prosser, Washington
1 BR

Willapa Landing Apartments

506 Willapa Avenue
South Bend, Washington
1-3 BR

Copper Mountain Apartments

2555 Bella Coola Lane
Richland, Washington
1-4 BR

Nueva Vista Phase II

386 N Union St
Kennewick, Washington
1-3 BR

Heatherstone Apartments

1114 W 10th Ave
Kennewick, Washington
Income Based
1-3 BR

Westwind Manor Apartments

301 Sid Snyder Dr W # 219
Long Beach, Washington
1 BR

Crown Village Apartments

445 North Volland Street
Kennewick, Washington
1-2 BR

Raymond Manor

434 6th Street
Raymond, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR

Guide To Affordable Housing in Benton County, Washington

There are 61 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,983 affordable apartments for rent in Benton County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Benton County, Washington

Benton County features 1,282 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 Benton County, Washington

There are 2,657 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Benton County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Benton County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Benton County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Benton County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Benton County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $980 and $1,198.

2020 Benton 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
Fair Market Rent $720 $883 $1,089 $1,477 $1,857
Payment Standard Range $648 to $792 $795 to $971 $980 to $1,198 $1,329 to $1,625 $1,671 to $2,043

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Benton County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 61
Total Low Income Apartments 3,983
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,282
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.59
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $60,251 ±$1,370
Median Rent $834 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.69% ± 3.22pp
Total Population 184,930

Population and Household Demographics

Benton County is a county in Washington with a population of 184,930. There are 67,430 households in the county with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 32.51% of households in Benton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Benton County

The median gross income for households in Benton County is $60,251 a year, or $5,021 a month. The median rent for the county is $834 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Benton County, a household making less than $2,780 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.69% of households who rent are overburdened in Benton County.

Area Median Income In Benton 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 Benton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,500

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 Benton 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 Benton County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,300 $18,600 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,150 $31,000 $34,900 $38,750 $41,850 $44,950 $48,050 $51,150
80% of Median $43,400 $49,600 $55,800 $62,000 $67,000 $71,950 $76,900 $81,850

Cities In Benton County

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City Served By
Benton City
Kennewick The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kennewick is the Kennewick Housing Authority.
Richland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richland is the HA City of Richland.
West Richland