Affordable Housing In Ephrata
Grant County, Washington

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ephrata

Baird Springs Apartments

1120 3rd Ave NE
Ephrata, Washington
2-4 BR

Dawn Village Apartments

318 E St NE
Ephrata, Washington

Summerwind Apartments

340 E Street NE
Ephrata, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Ephrata Manor

15 D St NE
Ephrata, Washington

Beasley Hills Apartments

1211 2nd Ave NE
Ephrata, Washington

Basin Retirement

109 C St SW
Ephrata, Washington

Karen Lane

269 D St SE
Ephrata, Washington
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Ephrata, 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 Ephrata, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Grant County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ephrata, Washington

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 285 affordable apartments for rent in Ephrata, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Ephrata, Washington

Ephrata features 259 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 Ephrata, Washington

There are 26 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ephrata.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ephrata, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ephrata landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Ephrata.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ephrata, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $788 and $964.

2022 Ephrata, 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
Ephrata, Washington Fair Market Rent $597 $701 $876 $1,244 $1,424
Ephrata, Washington Payment Standard Range $537 to $657 $631 to $771 $788 to $964 $1,120 to $1,368 $1,282 to $1,566

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ephrata, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 285
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 259
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.86
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $54,737 ±$9,653
Median Rent $631 ±$111
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.61% ± 10.17pp
Total Population 7,948

Population and Household Demographics

Ephrata is a city in Grant County, Washington with a population of 7,948. There are 2,862 households in the city with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 40.88% of households in Ephrata are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ephrata

The median gross income for households in Ephrata is $54,737 a year, or $4,561 a month. The median rent for the city is $631 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ephrata, a household making less than $2,103 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.61% of households who rent are overburdened in Ephrata.

Area Median Income In Ephrata

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 Ephrata, the AMI is calculated from all households within Grant County.

In Ephrata, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,900

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 Ephrata

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 Ephrata

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ephrata AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,750 $19,150 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ephrata AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,900 $31,850 $35,850 $39,800 $43,000 $46,200 $49,400 $52,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ephrata AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,600 $51,000 $57,350 $63,700 $68,800 $73,900 $79,000 $84,100