Low Income Apartments In Clark County
Washington

Low Income Apartments In Clark County

Rivergrove Apartments

617 SE 4th Street
Battle Ground, WA
$585-800
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Springfield Meadows

4305 NE 66th Ave
Vancouver, WA
$858-1,377
Studio-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Steeple Chase Apartments

4617 St. Johns Road
Vancouver, WA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Towne Square Apartments

2900 H St
Washougal, WA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Battle Ground Place Apartments

112 SW 3rd Ave
Battle Ground, WA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Gateway Garden Apartments

4300 Addy St
Washougal, WA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

The Meadows at Cascade Park

13314 SE 19th St
Vancouver, WA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Clark Village

211 8th St
Washougal, WA
Accessible
Market Rate

Cascade Woods - Phase I & II

2508 NE 138th Ave
Vancouver, WA
Income Based
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Lincoln Place

1351 W. Lincoln St.
Vancouver, WA
HCV Welcome

There are 79 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 6,106 affordable apartments for rent in Clark County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,575 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Clark County, HUD housing programs support 987 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 4,379 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 Clark County

Housing Authority Programs
Vancouver Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-sufficiency; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clark County, Washington

Clark County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 79
Total Low Income Apartments 6,106
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,575
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Total Population 444,506
Housing Units 162,441
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $60,756 ±$842
Median Rent $990 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.33% ± 1.73pp

Population and Household Demographics

Clark County is a County in Washington with a population of 444,506. There are 162,441 households in the county with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 35.74% of households in Clark County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clark County

The median gross income for households in Clark County is $60,756 a year, or $5,063 a month. The median rent for the county is $990 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clark County, a household making less than $3,300 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Clark County.1

Area Median Income In Clark 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 Clark County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,900

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 Clark 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 Clark County HUD Rental Assistance in Clark County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,450 $21,100 $23,750 $26,350 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $30,800 $35,200 $39,600 $43,950 $47,500 $51,000 $54,500 $58,050
80% of Median $49,250 $56,250 $63,300 $70,300 $75,950 $81,550 $87,200 $92,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Clark 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 2008, 36 low income apartment communities containing 3,725 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Clark 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 Clark County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $36,960 $42,240 $47,520 $52,740 $57,000 $61,200 $65,400 $69,660

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 Clark County is $47,520 a year, or $3,960 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,960 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,188 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% $770 $825 $990 $1,143 $1,275 $1,407
60% $924 $990 $1,188 $1,372 $1,530 $1,688
Fair Market Rents in Clark 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
$1,131 $1,234 $1,441 $2,084 $2,531

Cities In Clark County

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City Listings Served By
Vancouver 63 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vancouver is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Battle Ground 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Battle Ground is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Woodland 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodland is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Washougal 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Washougal is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Camas 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Camas is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Ridgefield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ridgefield is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Amboy 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Amboy is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Barberton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barberton is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Brush Prairie 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brush Prairie is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Cherry Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cherry Grove is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Dollars Corner 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dollars Corner is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Duluth 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Duluth is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Felida 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Felida is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Fern Prairie 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fern Prairie is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Five Corners 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Five Corners is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Hazel Dell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hazel Dell is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Hockinson 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hockinson is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
La Center 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Center is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Lake Shore 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Shore is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Lewisville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lewisville is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Meadow Glade 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Meadow Glade is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Minnehaha 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minnehaha is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Mount Vista 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Vista is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Orchards 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orchards is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Salmon Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salmon Creek is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Venersborg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Venersborg is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Walnut Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walnut Grove is the Vancouver Housing Authority.
Yacolt 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yacolt is the Vancouver Housing Authority.