Affordable Housing In Friday Harbor
San Juan County, Washington

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Friday Harbor

Rosewood Apartments

525 Perry Place
Friday Harbor, Washington
$820-1,025
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Harbor View Apartments

500 Tucker Avenue
Friday Harbor, Washington
$702-961
1-2 BR

Islewood Apartments

855 Guard Street
Friday Harbor, Washington
$728-929
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Surina Meadows

535 Linder St
Friday Harbor, Washington
Subsidized

Gerard Park

595 Linder St
Friday Harbor, Washington
Subsidized

Friday Harbor Village

445 Carter Ave
Friday Harbor, Washington
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Friday Harbor, Washington

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 122 affordable apartments for rent in Friday Harbor, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Friday Harbor, Washington

Friday Harbor features 96 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 Friday Harbor, Washington

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Friday Harbor, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Friday Harbor landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Friday Harbor.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Friday Harbor, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,217 and $1,487.

2022 Friday Harbor, 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
Friday Harbor, Washington Fair Market Rent $901 $1,028 $1,352 $1,834 $2,149
Friday Harbor, Washington Payment Standard Range $811 to $991 $925 to $1,131 $1,217 to $1,487 $1,651 to $2,017 $1,934 to $2,364

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Friday Harbor, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 122
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 96
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.15%
Average Renter Household Size 1.64
Average Household Size 2.00
Median Household Income $44,036 ±$4,695
Median Rent $889 ±$82
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.62% ± 6.64pp
Total Population 2,162

Population and Household Demographics

Friday Harbor is a city in San Juan County, Washington with a population of 2,162. There are 1,033 households in the city with an average household size of 2.00 persons. 53.15% of households in Friday Harbor are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Friday Harbor

The median gross income for households in Friday Harbor is $44,036 a year, or $3,670 a month. The median rent for the city is $889 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Friday Harbor, a household making less than $2,963 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Friday Harbor.

Area Median Income In Friday Harbor

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 Friday Harbor, the AMI is calculated from all households within San Juan County.

In Friday Harbor, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,000

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 Friday Harbor

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 Friday Harbor

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Friday Harbor AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,400 $18,750 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Friday Harbor AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $39,000 $42,150 $45,250 $48,400 $51,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Friday Harbor AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,700 $49,950 $56,200 $62,400 $67,400 $72,400 $77,400 $82,400