Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Grant County, WA

Discover affordable housing in Grant County where there are 56+ 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.

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Grant County, 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 Grant County, Washington
$20.98/hour
$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 Grant County, 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 Grant County, Washington.

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

How many renters live in Grant County, Washington?

The County of Grant County has 101,311 people living in 36,134 households.

There are 28,485 renters living in 11,327 renter households in this County. Renters make up 28.12 percent of the population living in Grant County.

What is the rental market like in Grant County, Washington?

There are an estimated 38,851 housing units in the Grant County area. Of these, 12,749 units are rental homes, making up 33 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Grant County, Washington, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Grant County?

The rental vacancy rate in Grant County is 5 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 Grant County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Grant County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
695 1,338 4,559 4,158 1,007
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Grant County

A large number of apartments in Grant County 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 Grant County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 37 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 18 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 Grant County

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 Grant County, Washington

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

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 404 58 percent
One BR 925 69 percent
Two BR 2,686 59 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Grant County, Washington

How many affordable rental units are in Grant County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,199
Public Housing 218
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 260
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 20
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 29
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 472
USDA Section 514 Farm Labor Housing 32
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Grant County, Washington

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

Income Based Apartments in Grant County, Washington

Grant County features 1,043 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 Grant County, Washington

There are 780 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Grant County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Grant County, Washington

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Grant County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $997 and $1,219.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.