Affordable Housing In Coupeville
Island County, Washington

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Coupeville

Madrona Valley Apartments

204 N. Main St.
Coupeville, Washington
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Cam - Bey Senior Apartments

50 N Main St
Coupeville, Washington
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Other Housing Authorities located in Coupeville

Housing Authority Programs
Island County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Coupeville, Washington

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 74 affordable apartments for rent in Coupeville, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Coupeville, Washington

Coupeville features 50 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 Coupeville, Washington

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Coupeville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Coupeville, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Coupeville landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Coupeville.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Coupeville, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,025 and $1,253.

2020 Coupeville, 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 $899 $905 $1,139 $1,643 $1,986
Payment Standard Range $809 to $989 $815 to $996 $1,025 to $1,253 $1,479 to $1,807 $1,787 to $2,185

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Coupeville, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 74
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 50
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 48.9%
Average Renter Household Size 1.99
Average Household Size 2.03
Median Household Income $44,417 ±$13,113
Median Rent $819 ±$163
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.28% ± 14.26pp
Total Population 2,141

Population and Household Demographics

Coupeville is a City in Island County, Washington with a population of 2,141. There are 951 households in the city with an average household size of 2.03 persons. 48.9% of households in Coupeville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Coupeville

The median gross income for households in Coupeville is $44,417 a year, or $3,701 a month. The median rent for the city is $819 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Coupeville, a household making less than $2,730 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Coupeville.1

Area Median Income In Coupeville

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 Coupeville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Island County.

In Coupeville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,900

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 Coupeville

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 Coupeville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,550 $17,750 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $36,950 $39,950 $42,900 $45,850 $48,800
80% of Median $41,400 $47,300 $53,200 $59,100 $63,850 $68,600 $73,300 $78,050