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Affordable Housing In Dayton
Columbia County, Washington

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dayton

Columbia Court

211 E Jackson St
Dayton, Washington

Knoblock Apartments

700 S 5th St
Dayton, Washington
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Dayton, Washington

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 50 affordable apartments for rent in Dayton, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Dayton, Washington

Dayton features 24 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 Dayton, Washington

There are 26 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dayton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dayton, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dayton landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dayton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dayton, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $934 and $1,142.

2021 Dayton, 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
Dayton, Washington Fair Market Rent $685 $788 $1,038 $1,298 $1,517
Dayton, Washington Payment Standard Range $617 to $754 $709 to $867 $934 to $1,142 $1,168 to $1,428 $1,365 to $1,669

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dayton, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 50
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.12%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $37,121 ±$3,103
Median Rent $731 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 53.09% ± 13.62pp
Total Population 2,852

Population and Household Demographics

Dayton is a city in Columbia County, Washington with a population of 2,852. There are 1,132 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 27.12% of households in Dayton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dayton

The median gross income for households in Dayton is $37,121 a year, or $3,093 a month. The median rent for the city is $731 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dayton, a household making less than $2,437 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Dayton.

Area Median Income In Dayton

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 Dayton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Columbia County.

In Dayton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,300

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 Dayton

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 Dayton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dayton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dayton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dayton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,700 $43,100 $48,500 $53,850 $58,200 $62,500 $66,800 $71,100