Affordable Housing In Chelan County
Washington

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chelan County

Bavarian Village

330 Prospect St
Leavenworth, Washington
$667-767
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Bayshore Court

510 Cedar St
Chelan, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR

Cashmere Park Apartments

302 Fisher St., #111
Cashmere, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Washington Square

3 locations in Wenatchee
Wenatchee, Washington
Subsidized

Chelan Bluff

1135 S Bradley St
Chelan, Washington
Subsidized

Heritage Glen

665 NE 3rd St
East Wenatchee, Washington
Subsidized

Applewood Apartments

6 locations in Wenatchee
Wenatchee, Washington
Subsidized

Wenatchee II

3 locations in Wenatchee
Wenatchee, Washington
Subsidized

Entiat Gardens

2331 Albin Dr
Entiat, Washington
Subsidized

Cashmere Manor

100 North St
Cashmere, Washington
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Chelan County, 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 Chelan County, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chelan County, Washington

There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,095 affordable apartments for rent in Chelan County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Chelan County, Washington

Chelan County features 661 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 Chelan County, Washington

There are 313 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chelan County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chelan County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Chelan County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Chelan County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chelan County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,013 and $1,239.

2022 Chelan County, 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
Chelan County, Washington Fair Market Rent $748 $917 $1,126 $1,546 $1,791
Chelan County, Washington Payment Standard Range $673 to $823 $825 to $1,009 $1,013 to $1,239 $1,391 to $1,701 $1,612 to $1,970

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Chelan County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 1,095
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 661
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.34%
Average Renter Household Size 3.00
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $51,837 ±$1,886
Median Rent $788 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.22% ± 4.26pp
Total Population 74,267

Population and Household Demographics

Chelan County is a county in Washington with a population of 74,267. There are 27,052 households in the county with an average household size of 2.70 persons. 34.34% of households in Chelan County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chelan County

The median gross income for households in Chelan County is $51,837 a year, or $4,320 a month. The median rent for the county is $788 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chelan County, a household making less than $2,627 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Chelan County.

Area Median Income In Chelan County

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.

In Chelan County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,900

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 Chelan County

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 Chelan County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Chelan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,000 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Chelan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,000 $28,550 $32,100 $35,650 $38,550 $41,400 $44,250 $47,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Chelan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,950 $45,650 $51,350 $57,050 $61,650 $66,200 $70,750 $75,350

Cities In Chelan County

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City Served By
Cashmere The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cashmere is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.
Chelan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chelan is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.
Chelan Falls The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chelan Falls is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.
Entiat The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Entiat is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.
Leavenworth The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leavenworth is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.
Malaga The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Malaga is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.
Manson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manson is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.
South Wenatchee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Wenatchee is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.
Sunnyslope The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sunnyslope is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.
Wenatchee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wenatchee is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.