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Affordable Housing In Chehalis
Lewis County, Washington

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chehalis

Providence Place

350 SE Washington Ave
Chehalis, Washington
Income Based
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Chehalis Avenue Apartments

366 SW 3rd Street
Chehalis, Washington

Chehalis Valley Apartments

1025 Southwest 20th Street
Chehalis, Washington

Chehalis Manor

300 S Market Blvd
Chehalis, Washington

Vintage at Chehalis

1590 N National Ave
Chehalis, Washington
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Chehalis, Washington

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 309 affordable apartments for rent in Chehalis, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Chehalis, Washington

Chehalis features 133 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 Chehalis, Washington

There are 176 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chehalis.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chehalis, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chehalis landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Chehalis.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chehalis, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $862 and $1,054.

2020 Chehalis, 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 $624 $730 $958 $1,295 $1,537
Payment Standard Range $562 to $686 $657 to $803 $862 to $1,054 $1,166 to $1,425 $1,383 to $1,691

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Chehalis, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 309
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 133
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 57.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $34,379 ±$2,830
Median Rent $758 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 65.44% ± 8.42pp
Total Population 7,314

Population and Household Demographics

Chehalis is a city in Lewis County, Washington with a population of 7,314. There are 2,786 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 57.65% of households in Chehalis are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chehalis

The median gross income for households in Chehalis is $34,379 a year, or $2,865 a month. The median rent for the city is $758 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chehalis, a household making less than $2,527 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 65.44% of households who rent are overburdened in Chehalis.

Area Median Income In Chehalis

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

In Chehalis, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,400

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 Chehalis

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 Chehalis

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,450
80% of Median $37,700 $43,100 $48,500 $53,850 $58,200 $62,500 $66,800 $71,100