Burlington, Washington Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 40 income based apartments in Burlington where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 254 affordable apartments in Burlington that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Burlington, Washington

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Burlington. Go to the Washington Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Burlington.

Woodgate Apartments

308 Woodgate Pl
Burlington, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Raspberry Ridge

20340 Sanchez Ln
Burlington, Washington
Workforce
Affordable

Villa Kathleen, Evergreen Manor, and Fircrest Apartments

535 N Pine St
Burlington, Washington
Affordable

Norris Place

500 S Norris St
Burlington, Washington
Affordable

Fairhaven Manor Apartments

115 Hulbush Ln
Burlington, Washington
Affordable

Raspberry Ridge II

20282 Lafayette Rd
Burlington, Washington
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Burlington

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Burlington

City Apartments
Mount Vernon, WA Affordable Housing programs support 20 apartment communities in Mount Vernon.
Anacortes, WA Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Anacortes.
Sedro-Woolley, WA Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Sedro-Woolley.
La Conner, WA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in La Conner.
Concrete, WA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Concrete.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Burlington, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Skagit County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Washington Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Burlington.

Burlington, Washington Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Burlington, Washington

Burlington features 40 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 Burlington, Washington

There are 254 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Burlington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Burlington, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Burlington landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Burlington.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Burlington, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,266 and $1,548.

2023 Burlington, 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
Burlington, Washington Fair Market Rent $941 $1,111 $1,407 $2,000 $2,322
Burlington, Washington Payment Standard Range $847 to $1,035 $1,000 to $1,222 $1,266 to $1,548 $1,800 to $2,200 $2,090 to $2,554

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Burlington, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 294
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 49.72%
Average Renter Household Size 2.54
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $43,439 ±$3,318
Median Rent $958 ±$90
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.9% ± 10.48pp
Total Population 8,509

Population and Household Demographics

Burlington is a city in Skagit County, Washington with a population of 8,509. There are 3,411 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 49.72% of households in Burlington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Burlington

The median gross income for households in Burlington is $43,439 a year, or $3,620 a month. The median rent for the city is $958 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Burlington, a household making less than $3,193 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Burlington.

Area Median Income In Burlington

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 Burlington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Skagit County.

In Burlington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,100

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 Burlington

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 Burlington

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Burlington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,100 $20,700 $23,300 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Burlington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,150 $34,450 $38,750 $43,050 $46,500 $49,950 $53,400 $56,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Burlington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,250 $55,150 $62,050 $68,900 $74,450 $79,950 $85,450 $90,950