Affordable Housing In Bremerton
Kitsap County, Washington

23 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bremerton

Tara Heights

433 Magnolia Dr
Bremerton, Washington

Viewcrest Village Apartments

3401 Spruce Ave
Bremerton, Washington

Kcr Chdo - Opal Courts Apartments

634 N Montgomery Ave
Bremerton, Washington

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Bremerton, 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 Bremerton, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
Bremerton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Kitsap Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bremerton, Washington

There are 23 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,729 affordable apartments for rent in Bremerton, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Bremerton, Washington

Bremerton features 517 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 Bremerton, Washington

There are 1,212 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bremerton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bremerton, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bremerton landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Bremerton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bremerton, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,685 and $2,059.

2023 Bremerton, 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
Bremerton, Washington Fair Market Rent $1,252 $1,431 $1,872 $2,515 $3,026
Bremerton, Washington Payment Standard Range $1,127 to $1,377 $1,288 to $1,574 $1,685 to $2,059 $2,264 to $2,767 $2,723 to $3,329

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bremerton, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 1,729
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 517
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 58.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $45,658 ±$2,723
Median Rent $870 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.5% ± 4.21pp
Total Population 39,017

Population and Household Demographics

Bremerton is a city in Kitsap County, Washington with a population of 39,017. There are 15,582 households in the city with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 58.24% of households in Bremerton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bremerton

The median gross income for households in Bremerton is $45,658 a year, or $3,805 a month. The median rent for the city is $870 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bremerton, a household making less than $2,900 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Bremerton.

Area Median Income In Bremerton

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 Bremerton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kitsap County.

In Bremerton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $102,500

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 Bremerton

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 Bremerton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bremerton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$21,600 $24,700 $27,800 $30,850 $33,350 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bremerton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$36,050 $41,200 $46,350 $51,450 $55,600 $59,700 $63,800 $67,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bremerton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$57,650 $65,850 $74,100 $82,300 $88,900 $95,500 $102,100 $108,650