161 Leaming Ave NW
Castle Rock, Washington
Rent Assisted

There are 0 low-income apartments in Castle Rock that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 70 low-income homes in Castle Rock where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $509 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Affordable Housing Near Castle Rock

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Castle Rock

City Apartments
Longview, WA Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Longview.
Kelso, WA Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Kelso.
Kalama, WA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Kalama.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Castle Rock, 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 Opportunities of South West Washington Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Washington Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Castle Rock.

Castle Rock, Washington Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Castle Rock, Washington

Castle Rock features 70 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 Castle Rock, Washington

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Castle Rock.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Castle Rock, Washington

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Castle Rock, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,010 and $1,234.

2023 Castle Rock, 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
Castle Rock, Washington Fair Market Rent $750 $891 $1,122 $1,595 $1,911
Castle Rock, Washington Payment Standard Range $675 to $825 $802 to $980 $1,010 to $1,234 $1,436 to $1,755 $1,720 to $2,102

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Castle Rock, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 70
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 70
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.61%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $41,585 ±$6,870
Median Rent $728 ±$259
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.48% ± 19.13pp
Total Population 2,334

Population and Household Demographics

Castle Rock is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington with a population of 2,334. There are 1,025 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 39.61% of households in Castle Rock are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Castle Rock

The median gross income for households in Castle Rock is $41,585 a year, or $3,465 a month. The median rent for the city is $728 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Castle Rock, a household making less than $2,427 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Castle Rock.

Area Median Income In Castle Rock

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 Castle Rock, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cowlitz County.

In Castle Rock, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,100

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 Castle Rock

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 Castle Rock

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Castle Rock AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,750 $19,150 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Castle Rock AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,900 $31,850 $35,850 $39,800 $43,000 $46,200 $49,400 $52,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Castle Rock AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,600 $51,000 $57,350 $63,700 $68,800 $73,900 $79,000 $84,100