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Affordable Housing In Douglas County

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Douglas County

Mansfield Manor Apartments

335 E. Railroad
Mansfield, Washington
1-3 BR

Colorado & North River Apartments

245 5th Street. NE #119
East Wenatchee, Washington
Accepts Vouchers

Joseph Cove

700 Fairview Ave
Bridgeport, Washington

Bello Rio

2017 NW Cascade Ave
East Wenatchee, Washington
Accepts Vouchers

Terrace Manor

657 N Baker Ave
East Wenatchee, Washington
Accepts Vouchers

Sunset Ridge Apartments

1800 N Aurora Ave
East Wenatchee, Washington
Accepts Vouchers

Valley Manor Apartments

815 N Baker Ave
East Wenatchee, Washington
Accepts Vouchers
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Douglas County, Washington

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 229 affordable apartments for rent in Douglas County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Douglas County, Washington

Douglas County features 18 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 Douglas County, Washington

There are 211 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Douglas County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Douglas County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Douglas County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Douglas County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Douglas County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $949 and $1,159.

2020 Douglas 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
Fair Market Rent $710 $800 $1,054 $1,435 $1,556
Payment Standard Range $639 to $781 $720 to $880 $949 to $1,159 $1,292 to $1,579 $1,400 to $1,712

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Douglas County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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.

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 $69,400

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 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 $14,600 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
80% of Median $38,850 $44,400 $49,950 $55,500 $59,950 $64,400 $68,850 $73,300

Cities In Douglas County

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Coulee Dam
East Wenatchee
Rock Island