Affordable Housing In Island County
Washington

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Island County

Newport Apartments

280 NE Izett St
Oak Harbor, Washington
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Saratoga Terrace Apartments

350 Manchester Way
Langley, Washington
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Harbor Village Apartments

55 SW 6th Ave
Oak Harbor, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

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
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Chealsea Apartments

280 NE Izett St
Oak Harbor, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 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

Cam - Bey Senior Apartments

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

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Island County, Washington

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 350 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 292 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 $1,094 and $1,337.

2022 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
Island County, Washington Fair Market Rent $917 $923 $1,215 $1,726 $2,080
Island County, Washington Payment Standard Range $825 to $1,009 $831 to $1,015 $1,094 to $1,337 $1,553 to $1,899 $1,872 to $2,288

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 350
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 $81,000

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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Island County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,800 $19,200 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Island County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,950 $31,950 $35,950 $39,900 $43,100 $46,300 $49,500 $52,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Island County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,700 $51,050 $57,450 $63,800 $68,950 $74,050 $79,150 $84,250

Cities In Island County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

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.