Affordable Housing In Benton County
61 Low Income Apartment Communities In Benton County
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 AffordableHousingOnline.com 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|
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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|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.|