Affordable Housing In Jefferson County
Washington

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson County

Claridge Court

1235 Landes Street
Port Townsend, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accessible

Nor'West Village

1921 Sherman St
Port Townsend, Washington
$700-855
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Discovery View Retirement Apartments

1051 Hancock Street
Port Townsend, Washington
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized
62+

Bishop Park Apartments

819 Hancock St
Port Townsend, Washington
$718
1 BR
Subsidized

Kearney Street Apartments

809 Gaines Street
Port Townsend, Washington
$614-781
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Hancock Street Apartments

620 Hancock St
Port Townsend, Washington
$767
2 BR

Laurel Heights Apartments

1640 20th Street
Port Townsend, Washington
$717-817
2-3 BR

Garden Court

61 Garden Court Rd
Port Hadlock, Washington
Subsidized

Admiralty Apartments

129 Taylor St
Port Townsend, Washington
Subsidized

South Seven Senior Housing

90 Faith Way
Port Hadlock, Washington
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, Washington

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Washington

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 566 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Jefferson County, Washington

Jefferson County features 337 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 Jefferson County, Washington

There are 229 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jefferson County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Jefferson County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Jefferson County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jefferson County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $941 and $1,151.

2022 Jefferson 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
Jefferson County, Washington Fair Market Rent $754 $885 $1,046 $1,486 $1,790
Jefferson County, Washington Payment Standard Range $679 to $829 $797 to $974 $941 to $1,151 $1,337 to $1,635 $1,611 to $1,969

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jefferson County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 566
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 337
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.96%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $49,279 ±$2,807
Median Rent $845 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.22% ± 7.46pp
Total Population 30,083

Population and Household Demographics

Jefferson County is a county in Washington with a population of 30,083. There are 13,422 households in the county with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 24.96% of households in Jefferson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson County

The median gross income for households in Jefferson County is $49,279 a year, or $4,107 a month. The median rent for the county is $845 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson County, a household making less than $2,817 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson County.

Area Median Income In Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,400

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 Jefferson 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 Jefferson County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jefferson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,000 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jefferson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,000 $28,550 $32,100 $35,650 $38,550 $41,400 $44,250 $47,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jefferson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,950 $45,650 $51,350 $57,050 $61,650 $66,200 $70,750 $75,350

Cities In Jefferson County

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City Served By
Brinnon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Brinnon is the Peninsula Housing Authority.
Hadlock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hadlock is the Peninsula Housing Authority.
Marrowstone The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marrowstone is the Peninsula Housing Authority.
Port Hadlock The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Hadlock is the Peninsula Housing Authority.
Port Hadlock Irondale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Hadlock Irondale is the Peninsula Housing Authority.
Port Hadlock-Irondale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Hadlock-Irondale is the Peninsula Housing Authority.
Port Ludlow The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Ludlow is the Peninsula Housing Authority.
Port Townsend The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Port Townsend is the Peninsula Housing Authority.
Quilcene The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Quilcene is the Peninsula Housing Authority.