Affordable Housing In Garfield County
Washington

Guide To Affordable Housing in Garfield County, Washington

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Garfield County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Garfield County, Washington

Garfield County features 0 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 Garfield County, Washington

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Garfield County, Washington

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Garfield County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $705 and $861.

2022 Garfield County, 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
Garfield County, Washington Fair Market Rent $520 $687 $783 $1,087 $1,325
Garfield County, Washington Payment Standard Range $468 to $572 $618 to $756 $705 to $861 $978 to $1,196 $1,193 to $1,458

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Garfield County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $45,855 ±$8,863
Median Rent $658 ±$100
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.2% ± 15.25pp
Total Population 2,230

Population and Household Demographics

Garfield County is a county in Washington with a population of 2,230. There are 953 households in the county with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 31.79% of households in Garfield County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Garfield County

The median gross income for households in Garfield County is $45,855 a year, or $3,821 a month. The median rent for the county is $658 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Garfield County, a household making less than $2,193 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Garfield County.

Area Median Income In Garfield County

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.

In Garfield County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,900

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 Garfield County

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 Garfield County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Garfield County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,850 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Garfield County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,750 $28,250 $31,800 $35,300 $38,150 $40,950 $43,800 $46,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Garfield County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,550 $45,200 $50,850 $56,500 $61,050 $65,550 $70,100 $74,600