Affordable Housing In Ellensburg
Kittitas County, Washington

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ellensburg

Crestview Terrace Apartments

2101 N Alder St, Suite #93
Ellensburg, Washington
Income Based
1-4 BR

Brookwood Apartments

606 E Manitoba Ave
Ellensburg, Washington

Hampton Court

700 N Cle Elum St
Ellensburg, Washington

Windsor Park

401 E Cherry Ln
Ellensburg, Washington

Cascade Manor Apartments

101 South Pearl Street
Ellensburg, Washington

Huntington Court Apartments

306 E. Manitoba Ave
Ellensburg, Washington

Briarwood Commons

1001 S Chestnut St
Ellensburg, Washington

Terrace Manor

2000 N Alder St
Ellensburg, Washington

Alder Terrace

1900 N Alder St
Ellensburg, Washington

Rodeo Apartments

1200 N Brooklane St
Ellensburg, Washington

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Ellensburg, 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 Ellensburg, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
Kittitas County Housing Authority Public Housing
Yakima Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ellensburg, Washington

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 813 affordable apartments for rent in Ellensburg, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Ellensburg, Washington

Ellensburg features 489 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 Ellensburg, Washington

There are 324 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ellensburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ellensburg, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ellensburg landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Ellensburg.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ellensburg, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,016 and $1,242.

2022 Ellensburg, 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
Ellensburg, Washington Fair Market Rent $750 $858 $1,129 $1,604 $1,932
Ellensburg, Washington Payment Standard Range $675 to $825 $772 to $944 $1,016 to $1,242 $1,444 to $1,764 $1,739 to $2,125

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ellensburg, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 813
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 489
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 66.58%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $29,952 ±$4,474
Median Rent $758 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.98% ± 6.63pp
Total Population 18,637

Population and Household Demographics

Ellensburg is a city in Kittitas County, Washington with a population of 18,637. There are 7,314 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 66.58% of households in Ellensburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ellensburg

The median gross income for households in Ellensburg is $29,952 a year, or $2,496 a month. The median rent for the city is $758 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ellensburg, a household making less than $2,527 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Ellensburg.

Area Median Income In Ellensburg

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 Ellensburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kittitas County.

In Ellensburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,800

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 Ellensburg

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 Ellensburg

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ellensburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,850 $20,400 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ellensburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,750 $34,000 $38,250 $42,500 $45,900 $49,300 $52,700 $56,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ellensburg AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,600 $54,400 $61,200 $68,000 $73,450 $78,900 $84,350 $89,800