Affordable Housing In Cowlitz County
Washington

Affordable Housing programs support 484 income based apartments in Cowlitz County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 449 affordable apartments in Cowlitz County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Cowlitz County, Washington

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Cowlitz County. Go to the Washington Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Cowlitz County.

Country Run Apartments

120 Solomon Rd
Kelso, Washington
Call For Rent
2-4 BR
Affordable

Sylvester Apartments

1540 COMMERCE AVE
Longview, Washington
$650
1 BR
62+

Kelso Homes

1415 S 10th St
Kelso, Washington
Call For Rent
1-4 BR

Kalama Homes

1415 S 10th St
Kelso, Washington
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Parkland Terrace

3133 Maryland St
Longview, Washington
Rent Assisted

Crescent Terrace

910 9th Ave
Longview, Washington
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Westgate Terrace Apartments

2024 Tibbetts Dr
Longview, Washington
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Fremont Village

1416 3rd Ave
Longview, Washington
Rent Assisted

226 Cloverdale Road

202 Cloverdale Rd
Kalama, Washington

Columbia View Harbor

116 S 1st St
Kalama, Washington
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Cowlitz County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Cowlitz County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Castle Rock, WA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Castle Rock.
Affordable Housing In Kalama, WA Affordable Housing programs support 2 apartment communities in Kalama.
Affordable Housing In Kelso, WA Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Kelso.
Affordable Housing In Longview, WA Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Longview.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Cowlitz 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Opportunities of South West Washington Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Washington Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Cowlitz County.

Cowlitz County, Washington Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Cowlitz County, Washington

Cowlitz County features 484 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 Cowlitz County, Washington

There are 449 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cowlitz County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cowlitz County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cowlitz County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cowlitz County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cowlitz County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,010 and $1,234.

2023 Cowlitz 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
Cowlitz County, Washington Fair Market Rent $750 $891 $1,122 $1,595 $1,911
Cowlitz County, Washington Payment Standard Range $675 to $825 $802 to $980 $1,010 to $1,234 $1,436 to $1,755 $1,720 to $2,102

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cowlitz County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 933
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 484
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $47,452 ±$1,861
Median Rent $765 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.48% ± 3.51pp
Total Population 102,338

Population and Household Demographics

Cowlitz County is a county in Washington with a population of 102,338. There are 39,763 households in the county with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 34.38% of households in Cowlitz County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cowlitz County

The median gross income for households in Cowlitz County is $47,452 a year, or $3,954 a month. The median rent for the county is $765 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cowlitz County, a household making less than $2,550 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Cowlitz County.

Area Median Income In Cowlitz 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 Cowlitz County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,100

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 Cowlitz 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 Cowlitz County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cowlitz County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,750 $19,150 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cowlitz County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,900 $31,850 $35,850 $39,800 $43,000 $46,200 $49,400 $52,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cowlitz County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,600 $51,000 $57,350 $63,700 $68,800 $73,900 $79,000 $84,100