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Affordable Housing In Forks
Clallam County, Washington

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Forks

Peninsula Apartments

210 Fir Ave
Forks, Washington

Burke Place Apartments

287 Founders Way
Forks, Washington
Disabled Supportive Housing

The Ox Bow

821 E Division St
Forks, Washington

Forks Homeless Housing

351 Founders Way
Forks, Washington
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Forks

Housing Authority Programs
Peninsula Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Forks, Washington

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 136 affordable apartments for rent in Forks, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Forks, Washington

Forks features 106 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 Forks, Washington

There are 30 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Forks.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Forks, Washington

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Forks, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $937 and $1,145.

2020 Forks, 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 $678 $790 $1,041 $1,464 $1,583
Payment Standard Range $610 to $746 $711 to $869 $937 to $1,145 $1,318 to $1,610 $1,425 to $1,741

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Forks, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 136
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 106
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $34,269 ±$5,255
Median Rent $622 ±$67
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.12% ± 15.44pp
Total Population 3,693

Population and Household Demographics

Forks is a city in Clallam County, Washington with a population of 3,693. There are 1,616 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 39.79% of households in Forks are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Forks

The median gross income for households in Forks is $34,269 a year, or $2,856 a month. The median rent for the city is $622 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Forks, a household making less than $2,073 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Forks.

Area Median Income In Forks

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 Forks, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clallam County.

In Forks, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,300

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 Forks

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 Forks

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,450
80% of Median $37,700 $43,100 $48,500 $53,850 $58,200 $62,500 $66,800 $71,100