Affordable Housing In Issaquah
King County, Washington

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Issaquah

Highland Gardens Apartments

4575 Klahanie Dr SE
Issaquah, Washington
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Studio-5 BR

Family Village at Issaquah

930 NE High St
Issaquah, Washington
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Lauren Heights Apartments

1660 24th Pl NE
Issaquah, Washington
$859-1,160
1-3 BR

Issaquah Gardens

885 2nd Avenue NW
Issaquah, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR
Market Rate
Subsidized
62+

Eastridge House

120 W Sunset Way
Issaquah, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR

Gilman Square Apartment

360 NW DOGWOOD ST
Issaquah, Washington
Call For Rent
2 BR

Hutchison House

105 MT Park Blvd SW
Issaquah, Washington
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Juniperwood Apartments

680 NW Juniper St
Issaquah, Washington
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Alpha Supported Living Services - Mountain House

230 SE Andrews St
Issaquah, Washington
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Vista Ridge

201 Mt. Park Blvd., SW
Issaquah, Washington

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Issaquah, 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 Issaquah, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
King County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Issaquah, Washington

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 805 affordable apartments for rent in Issaquah, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Issaquah, Washington

Issaquah features 245 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 Issaquah, Washington

There are 469 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Issaquah.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Issaquah, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Issaquah landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Issaquah.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Issaquah, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,840 and $2,248.

2022 Issaquah, 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
Issaquah, Washington Fair Market Rent $1,674 $1,739 $2,044 $2,796 $3,285
Issaquah, Washington Payment Standard Range $1,507 to $1,841 $1,565 to $1,913 $1,840 to $2,248 $2,516 to $3,076 $2,957 to $3,614

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Issaquah, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 805
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 245
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $89,776 ±$4,385
Median Rent $1,533 ±$100
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.88% ± 6.05pp
Total Population 33,682

Population and Household Demographics

Issaquah is a city in King County, Washington with a population of 33,682. There are 14,018 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 39.21% of households in Issaquah are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Issaquah

The median gross income for households in Issaquah is $89,776 a year, or $7,481 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,533 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Issaquah, a household making less than $5,110 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Issaquah.

Area Median Income In Issaquah

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 Issaquah, the AMI is calculated from all households within King County.

In Issaquah, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $134,600

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 Issaquah

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 Issaquah

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Issaquah AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$27,200 $31,050 $34,950 $38,800 $41,950 $45,050 $48,150 $51,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Issaquah AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$45,300 $51,800 $58,250 $64,700 $69,900 $75,100 $80,250 $85,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Issaquah AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,750 $76,250 $85,800 $95,300 $102,950 $110,550 $118,200 $125,800