Affordable Housing In Centralia
Lewis County, Washington

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Centralia

Russell Road & Corridor Apartments

2802 Russell Road
Centralia, WA
$335-1,006
2-5 BR
HCV Welcome

Providence Rossi House

1720 Providence Ln
Centralia, WA
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

SouthCreek Apartments

1101 Scammon Creek Road
Centralia, WA
$324-913
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Harrison Village Apartments

1402 Harrison Ave.
Centralia, WA
$650-770
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Candlewood Apartments

1322 Harrison Ave
Centralia, WA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Providence Blanchet House

1700 Providence Ln
Centralia, WA
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Cambridge Apartments

1429 Johnson Rd
Centralia, WA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Brindlewood

1402 Johnson Rd. #27
Centralia, WA
Subsidized

Virginia Station Apartments

111 Virginia Dr
Centralia, WA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Centralia Manor

303 W Pine St
Centralia, WA
Subsidized

There are 16 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 842 affordable apartments for rent in Centralia. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 348 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Centralia, HUD housing programs support 147 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 494 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Guide To Affordable Housing in Centralia, Washington

Centralia, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 842
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 348
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 51.19%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Total Population 16,683
Housing Units 6,655
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $37,100 ±$2,716
Median Rent $829 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.62% ± 6.46pp

Population and Household Demographics

Centralia is a City in Lewis County, Washington with a population of 16,683. There are 6,655 households in the city with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 51.19% of households in Centralia are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Centralia

The median gross income for households in Centralia is $37,100 a year, or $3,092 a month. The median rent for the city is $829 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Centralia, a household making less than $2,763 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Centralia.1

Area Median Income In Centralia

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 Centralia, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lewis County.

In Centralia, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,800

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 Centralia

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 Centralia HUD Rental Assistance in Centralia

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,450
50% of Median $22,550 $25,750 $28,950 $32,150 $34,750 $37,300 $39,900 $42,450
80% of Median $36,050 $41,200 $46,350 $51,450 $55,600 $59,700 $63,800 $67,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Centralia

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 2007, 9 low income apartment communities containing 565 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Centralia by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Centralia

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,550 $25,750 $28,950 $32,150 $34,750 $37,300 $39,900 $42,450
60% of Median $27,060 $30,900 $34,740 $38,580 $41,700 $44,760 $47,880 $50,940

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Centralia is $34,740 a year, or $2,895 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,895 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $869 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $564 $604 $724 $836 $933 $1,029
60% $677 $725 $869 $1,004 $1,119 $1,235
Fair Market Rents in Centralia

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$583 $693 $908 $1,245 $1,417