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

Discover affordable housing in Island County where there are 18+ 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.

Madrona Valley Apartments

204 N. Main St., Coupeville, Washington 98239

Saratoga Terrace Apartments

350 Manchester Way, Langley, Washington 98260

Harbor Ridge Apartments

950 N Oak Harbor St, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

Oak Bay Station

135 NE Barron Dr, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

Oak Harbor Estates

191 NE Ernst St, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

Newport Apartments

280 NE Izett St, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

Harbor Village Apartments

55 SW 6th Ave, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277


280 Northeast Izett Street, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

Cambridge Cove

470 SE 4th Avenue, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

Cam - Bey Senior Apartments

50 N Main St, Coupeville, Washington 98239

Fir Village Apartments

869 N Oak Harbor St, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277


141 Southwest Sixth Ave , Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

Chealsea Apartments

280 NE Izett St, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

Lexy Manor

300 NE 7th Ave, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

Madrona Manor

890 SW Kimball Dr, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

Harbor Heights

31 NW Crosby Ave, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277


150 4th St, Langley, Washington 98277

Victorian Village ( Frannsen )

3782 Ave W, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Island County, Washington
$12.56 (+77%) more than Washington minimum wage and $21.59 (+298%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Island 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 Island County, Washington.

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

How many renters live in Island County, Washington?

The County of Island County has 86,625 people living in 37,109 households.

There are 21,181 renters living in 9,665 renter households in this County. Renters make up 24.45 percent of the population living in Island County.

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

There are an estimated 42,098 housing units in the Island County area. Of these, 10,231 units are rental homes, making up 24 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Island County, Washington, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Island County?

The rental vacancy rate in Island County is 8 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Island County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Island County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
448 1,096 3,484 3,479 648
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Island County

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

Among renter households in this market, 54 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 22 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 Island County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,156 to $2,536. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,156
One BR $1,236
Two BR $1,523
Three BR $2,146
Four BR $2,536
2024 Fair Market Rents in Island County, Washington

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Island 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 243 54 percent
One BR 578 53 percent
Two BR 2,265 65 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Island County, Washington

How many affordable rental units are in Island County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 777
Public Housing 110
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 78
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 326
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Island County, Washington

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

Income Based Apartments in Island County, Washington

Island County features 591 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 Island County, Washington

There are 166 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Island County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Island County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Island County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Island County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Island County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,371 and $1,675.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.