Affordable Housing In Chewelah
Stevens County, Washington

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chewelah

Chewelah Manor

501 E Main Ave
Chewelah, WA

Sunny Acres Senior Housing

401 S 5th St E
Chewelah, WA

L and S Cedar Center

402 S 5th St E
Chewelah, WA

L and S Chewelah Meadows

420 S 5th St E
Chewelah, WA
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Housing Authorities that serve Chewelah

Housing Authority Programs
Rural Resources Community Action Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chewelah, Washington

According to federal housing data and research, there are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 111 affordable apartments for rent in Chewelah, Washington. Chewelah features 63 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 48 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chewelah.

Chewelah, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 111
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 63
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.09%
Average Renter Household Size 1.92
Average Household Size 2.05
Median Household Income $29,316 ±$3,785
Median Rent $669 ±$183
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.24% ± 15.16pp
Total Population 2,592

Population and Household Demographics

Chewelah is a City in Stevens County, Washington with a population of 2,592. There are 1,231 households in the city with an average household size of 2.05 persons. 48.09% of households in Chewelah are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chewelah

The median gross income for households in Chewelah is $29,316 a year, or $2,443 a month. The median rent for the city is $669 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chewelah, a household making less than $2,230 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.24% of households who rent are overburdened in Chewelah.1

Area Median Income In Chewelah

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 Chewelah, the AMI is calculated from all households within Stevens County.

In Chewelah, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,400

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 Chewelah

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 Chewelah HUD Rental Assistance in Chewelah

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 Chewelah

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

From 1991 to 1993, 2 low income apartment communities containing 37 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Chewelah 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 Chewelah

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 Chewelah 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 Chewelah

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$489 $568 $731 $1,036 $1,212