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Affordable Housing In Graham
Pierce County, Washington

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Graham

Hawthorne Lane Apartments

10306 196th Street Ct E
Graham, Washington

4919 255th Street Ct E

4919 255th Street Ct E
Graham, Washington
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Housing Authorities that serve Graham

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Graham, Washington

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 150 affordable apartments for rent in Graham, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Graham, Washington

Graham features 118 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 Graham, Washington

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Graham.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Graham, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Graham landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $700 towards rent in Graham.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Graham, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,315 and $1,607.

2021 Graham, 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 $1,011 $1,126 $1,461 $2,091 $2,530
Payment Standard Range $910 to $1,112 $1,013 to $1,239 $1,315 to $1,607 $1,882 to $2,300 $2,277 to $2,783

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Graham, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 150
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 118
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.09%
Average Renter Household Size 3.30
Average Household Size 3.02
Median Household Income $74,107 ±$4,304
Median Rent $1,453 ±$116
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.37% ± 9.41pp
Total Population 24,976

Population and Household Demographics

Graham is a city in Pierce County, Washington with a population of 24,976. There are 8,228 households in the city with an average household size of 3.02 persons. 16.09% of households in Graham are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Graham

The median gross income for households in Graham is $74,107 a year, or $6,176 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,453 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Graham, a household making less than $4,843 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Graham.

Area Median Income In Graham

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 Graham, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pierce County.

In Graham, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,300

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 Graham

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 Graham

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,200 $20,800 $23,400 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,300 $34,600 $38,950 $43,250 $46,750 $50,200 $53,650 $57,100
80% of Median $48,450 $55,400 $62,300 $69,200 $74,750 $80,300 $85,850 $91,350