Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Ephrata, WA

Discover affordable housing in Ephrata where there are 11+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Summerwind Apartments

340 E Street NE, Ephrata, Washington 98823

bed 1-4
elderly Senior
accessibility Accessible

Dawn Village Apartments

318 E St NE, Ephrata, Washington 98823

Baird Springs Apartments

1120 3rd Ave NE, Ephrata, Washington 98823

bed 2-4
payment $390-850/mo.

Karen Lane

269 D St SE, Ephrata, Washington 98823

40505 Basin St NW

40505 Basin St NW, Ephrata, Washington 98823

bed 2
payment $1050/mo.

908 C St SW

908 C St SW, Ephrata, Washington 98823

bed 2
payment $1295/mo.

233 Statter Rd

233 Statter Rd, Ephrata, Washington 98823

bed 3
payment $2000/mo.

644-646 C St SW Unit 646 C St SW

644-646 C St SW, Ephrata, Washington 98823

bed 2
payment $1300/mo.

Beasley Hills Apartments

1211 2nd Ave NE, Ephrata, Washington 98823

Ephrata Manor

15 D St NE, Ephrata, Washington 98823

Basin Retirement

109 C St SW, Ephrata, Washington 98823

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Ephrata, Washington

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Ephrata, Washington
$4.70 (+29%) more than Washington minimum wage and $13.73 (+189%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Ephrata, Washington.

Go to the Washington Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Ephrata.

How many renters live in Ephrata, Washington?

The City of Ephrata has 8,419 people living in 3,110 households.

There are 2,643 renters living in 1,071 renter households in this City. Renters make up 31.39 percent of the population living in Ephrata.

What is the rental market like in Ephrata, Washington?

There are an estimated 3,299 housing units in the Ephrata area. Of these, 1,151 units are rental homes, making up 35 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Ephrata, Washington, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Ephrata?

The rental vacancy rate in Ephrata is 0 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Ephrata for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Ephrata
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
37 94 709 79 152
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Ephrata

A large number of apartments in Ephrata have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Ephrata are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 30 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 10 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Ephrata

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $876 to $1,880. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $876
One BR $881
Two BR $1,108
Three BR $1,561
Four BR $1,880
2024 Fair Market Rents in Ephrata, Washington

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Ephrata?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 37 100 percent
One BR 94 100 percent
Two BR 412 58 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Ephrata, Washington

How many affordable rental units are in Ephrata?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Ephrata, Washington including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 106
Public Housing 22
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 30
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 140
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Ephrata, Washington

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Ephrata, Washington

Ephrata features 196 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 $997 and $1,219.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.