Affordable Housing In Des Moines
King County, Washington

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Des Moines

Victorian Woods

22418 30TH AVE S
Des Moines, Washington
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3 BR

The Adriana Senior Apartments

22525 7th Ave S.
Des Moines, Washington
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1-2 BR
55+

Shoreham

22815 30TH AVE S
Des Moines, Washington
Call For Rent
3 BR

Silverwood Park Apartments

23006 30th Ave S
Des Moines, Washington

Seaview Apartments

22800 28th Ave S
Des Moines, Washington

Terrace Apartments

22620 28th Ave S
Des Moines, Washington

Judson Park Retirement Community

23600 Marine View Dr S
Des Moines, Washington

Des Moines Family Housing

24215 Pacific Hwy S
Des Moines, Washington

Washington

24425 26th Pl S
Des Moines, Washington
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Des Moines, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Des Moines, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
King County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Des Moines, Washington

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 759 affordable apartments for rent in Des Moines, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Des Moines, Washington

Des Moines features 33 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 Des Moines, Washington

There are 726 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Des Moines.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Des Moines, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Des Moines landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Des Moines.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Des Moines, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,840 and $2,248.

2022 Des Moines, 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
Des Moines, Washington Fair Market Rent $1,674 $1,739 $2,044 $2,796 $3,285
Des Moines, Washington Payment Standard Range $1,507 to $1,841 $1,565 to $1,913 $1,840 to $2,248 $2,516 to $3,076 $2,957 to $3,614

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Des Moines, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 759
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 33
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.67
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $58,057 ±$3,794
Median Rent $1,093 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.57% ± 6.19pp
Total Population 30,715

Population and Household Demographics

Des Moines is a city in King County, Washington with a population of 30,715. There are 11,490 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 41.78% of households in Des Moines are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Des Moines

The median gross income for households in Des Moines is $58,057 a year, or $4,838 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,093 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Des Moines, a household making less than $3,643 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Des Moines.

Area Median Income In Des Moines

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 Des Moines, the AMI is calculated from all households within King County.

In Des Moines, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $134,600

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 Des Moines

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 Des Moines

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Des Moines AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$27,200 $31,050 $34,950 $38,800 $41,950 $45,050 $48,150 $51,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Des Moines AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$45,300 $51,800 $58,250 $64,700 $69,900 $75,100 $80,250 $85,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Des Moines AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,750 $76,250 $85,800 $95,300 $102,950 $110,550 $118,200 $125,800