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Affordable Housing In Island County
Washington

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Island County

Oak Bay Station

135 NE Barron Dr
Oak Harbor, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Harbor Ridge Apartments

950 N Oak Harbor St
Oak Harbor, Washington
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized

Madrona Valley Apartments

204 N. Main St.
Coupeville, Washington
$720-865
1-3 BR

Saratoga Terrace Apartments

350 Manchester Way
Langley, Washington
$695-775
2-3 BR

Fir Village Apartments

869 N Oak Harbor St
Oak Harbor, Washington
$745-895
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Oak Harbor Estates

191 NE Ernst St
Oak Harbor, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Newport Apartments

280 NE Izett St
Oak Harbor, Washington

Cam - Bey Senior Apartments

50 N Main St
Coupeville, Washington
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Seagate

141 Southwest Sixth Ave
Oak Harbor, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Harbor Village Apartments

55 SW 6th Ave
Oak Harbor, Washington
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Island County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Island County, Washington

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 642 affordable apartments for rent in Island County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Island County, Washington

Island County features 286 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 356 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 $1,025 and $1,253.

2020 Island 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
Fair Market Rent $899 $905 $1,139 $1,643 $1,986
Payment Standard Range $809 to $989 $815 to $996 $1,025 to $1,253 $1,479 to $1,807 $1,787 to $2,185

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Island County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 642
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 286
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $58,815 ±$2,402
Median Rent $1,076 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.24% ± 3.58pp
Total Population 79,329

Population and Household Demographics

Island County is a county in Washington with a population of 79,329. There are 33,125 households in the county with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 32.24% of households in Island County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Island County

The median gross income for households in Island County is $58,815 a year, or $4,901 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,076 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Island County, a household making less than $3,587 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.24% of households who rent are overburdened in Island County.

Area Median Income In Island 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 Island County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,000

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 Island 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 Island County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,000 $18,250 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,600 $30,400 $34,200 $38,000 $41,050 $44,100 $47,150 $50,200
80% of Median $42,600 $48,650 $54,750 $60,800 $65,700 $70,550 $75,400 $80,300

Cities In Island County

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City Served By
Clinton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clinton is the Island County Housing Authority.
Coupeville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coupeville is the Island County Housing Authority.
Freeland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Freeland is the Island County Housing Authority.
Langley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Langley is the Island County Housing Authority.
Oak Harbor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oak Harbor is the Island County Housing Authority.
Whidbey Island Station The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Whidbey Island Station is the Island County Housing Authority.