Low Income Apartments In Chelan County
Washington

Low Income Apartments In Chelan County

Bavarian Village

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

Bayshore Court

510 Cedar St
Chelan, WA
Call For Rent
1 BR

Cashmere Park Apartments

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

Entiat Gardens

2331 Albin Dr
Entiat, WA
Subsidized

Cascadian Apartments

102 N Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA
Subsidized

Cashmere Manor

100 North St
Cashmere, WA
Subsidized

Wenatchee House

22 S Buchanan Ave
Wenatchee, WA
Subsidized

Garten Haus Apartments

1300 Commercial St
Leavenworth, WA
Subsidized

Hilltop Apartments

1511 S Mission Street
Wenatchee, WA
HCV Welcome

Lake Chelan Community Apartments

509 E Gibson Ave
Chelan, WA
Subsidized

There are 23 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 925 affordable apartments for rent in Chelan County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 522 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Chelan County, HUD housing programs support 279 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 403 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Chelan County

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

Chelan County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 925
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 522
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.34%
Average Renter Household Size 3.00
Total Population 74,267
Housing Units 27,052
Average Household Size 2.70
Median Household Income $51,837 ±$1,886
Median Rent $788 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.22% ± 4.26pp

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.1

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 $68,400

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 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 Chelan County HUD Rental Assistance in Chelan County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,350 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
80% of Median $38,300 $43,800 $49,250 $54,700 $59,100 $63,500 $67,850 $72,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Chelan County

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

From 1988 to 2007, 6 low income apartment communities containing 209 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Chelan County 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 Chelan County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $28,740 $32,880 $36,960 $41,040 $44,340 $47,640 $50,940 $54,180

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 Chelan County is $36,960 a year, or $3,080 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,080 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $924 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% $599 $642 $770 $889 $993 $1,095
60% $719 $770 $924 $1,067 $1,191 $1,314
Fair Market Rents in Chelan County

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
$667 $742 $981 $1,326 $1,405

Cities In Chelan County

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City Listings Served By
Cashmere 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cashmere is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.
Wenatchee 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wenatchee is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.
Chelan 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chelan is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.
Leavenworth 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leavenworth is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.
Manson 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manson is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.
Entiat 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Entiat is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.
Chelan Falls 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chelan Falls is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.
South Wenatchee 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Wenatchee is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.
Sunnyslope 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sunnyslope is the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.