Low Income Apartments In Douglas County
Washington

Low Income Apartments In Douglas County

Mansfield Manor Apartments

335 E. Railroad
Mansfield, WA
$450-650
1-3 BR

Colorado & North River Apartments

245 5th Street. NE #119
East Wenatchee, WA
HCV Welcome

Joseph Cove

700 Fairview Ave
Bridgeport, WA
Subsidized

Bello Rio

2017 NW Cascade Ave
East Wenatchee, WA
HCV Welcome

Terrace Manor

657 N Baker Ave
East Wenatchee, WA
HCV Welcome

Sunset Ridge Apartments

1800 N Aurora Ave
East Wenatchee, WA
HCV Welcome

Valley Manor Apartments

815 N Baker Ave
East Wenatchee, WA
HCV Welcome
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There are 7 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 229 affordable apartments for rent in Douglas County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 18 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Douglas County, HUD housing programs support 18 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 211 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Guide To Affordable Housing in Douglas County, Washington

Douglas County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 229
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 18
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.95
Total Population 39,599
Housing Units 14,212
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $53,636 ±$2,812
Median Rent $824 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.53% ± 4.92pp

Population and Household Demographics

Douglas County is a County in Washington with a population of 39,599. There are 14,212 households in the county with an average household size of 2.76 persons. 28.18% of households in Douglas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Douglas County

The median gross income for households in Douglas County is $53,636 a year, or $4,470 a month. The median rent for the county is $824 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Douglas County, a household making less than $2,747 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Douglas County.1

Area Median Income In Douglas 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 Douglas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,400

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 Douglas 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 Douglas County HUD Rental Assistance in Douglas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,350 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,950 $27,400 $30,800 $34,200 $36,950 $39,700 $42,450 $45,150
80% of Median $38,300 $43,800 $49,250 $54,700 $59,100 $63,500 $67,850 $72,250
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Douglas County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1995 to 2007, 5 low income apartment communities containing 206 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Douglas 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 Douglas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $28,740 $32,880 $36,960 $41,040 $44,340 $47,640 $50,940 $54,180

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 Douglas County is $36,960 a year, or $3,080 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,080 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $924 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% $599 $642 $770 $889 $993 $1,095
60% $719 $770 $924 $1,067 $1,191 $1,314
Fair Market Rents in Douglas 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
$667 $742 $981 $1,326 $1,405

Cities In Douglas County

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East Wenatchee 5
Bridgeport 1
Mansfield 1
Coulee Dam 0
Rock Island 0
Waterville 0