Affordable Housing In Elma
Grays Harbor County, Washington

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Elma

Elma Gardens Apartments

309 East Martin Street
Elma, WA
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Woodsvilla Apartments

1015 Oakhurst Drive
Elma, WA
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Summit Village

212 N. F Street
Elma, WA
Subsidized

Elma Group Homes

407 Oakhurst Dr
Elma, WA
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Elma Manor Apartments

1313 W Martin St
Elma, WA
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Elma

Housing Authority Programs
Grays Harbor Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Elma, Washington

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 150 affordable apartments for rent in Elma, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Elma, Washington

Elma features 150 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 Elma, Washington

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Elma.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Elma, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Elma landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Elma.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Elma, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $770 and $941.

2020 Elma, 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 $557 $668 $855 $1,233 $1,481
Payment Standard Range $501 to $613 $601 to $735 $770 to $941 $1,110 to $1,356 $1,333 to $1,629

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Elma, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 150
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 150
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.5%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $27,031 ±$21,565
Median Rent $656 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.94% ± 19.43pp
Total Population 3,035

Population and Household Demographics

Elma is a City in Grays Harbor County, Washington with a population of 3,035. There are 1,191 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 55.5% of households in Elma are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Elma

The median gross income for households in Elma is $27,031 a year, or $2,253 a month. The median rent for the city is $656 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Elma, a household making less than $2,187 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.94% of households who rent are overburdened in Elma.1

Area Median Income In Elma

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 Elma, the AMI is calculated from all households within Grays Harbor County.

In Elma, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,800

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 Elma

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 Elma HUD Rental Assistance in Elma

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,450
50% of Median $22,550 $25,750 $28,950 $32,150 $34,750 $37,300 $39,900 $42,450
80% of Median $36,050 $41,200 $46,350 $51,450 $55,600 $59,700 $63,800 $67,950