Affordable Housing In Kalama
2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kalama
Guide To Affordable Housing in Kalama, Washington
There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 48 affordable apartments for rent in Kalama, Washington.
Income Based Apartments in Kalama, Washington
Kalama features 16 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 Kalama, Washington
There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kalama.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Kalama, Washington
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kalama landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Kalama.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kalama, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $950 and $1,161.
2022 Kalama, 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|
|Kalama, Washington Fair Market Rent||$707||$808||$1,055||$1,499||$1,806|
|Kalama, Washington Payment Standard Range||$636 to $778||$727 to $889||$950 to $1,161||$1,349 to $1,649||$1,625 to $1,987|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Kalama, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||2|
|Total Low Income Apartments||48|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||16|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||29.53%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.96|
|Average Household Size||2.48|
|Median Household Income||$51,979 ±$6,806|
|Median Rent||$1,017 ±$256|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||38.26% ± 15.67pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Kalama is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington with a population of 2,498. There are 1,009 households in the city with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 29.53% of households in Kalama are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Kalama
The median gross income for households in Kalama is $51,979 a year, or $4,332 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,017 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kalama, a household making less than $3,390 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Kalama.
Area Median Income In Kalama
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 Kalama, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cowlitz County.
In Kalama, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,100
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 Kalama
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 Kalama
|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 Kalama AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kalama AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kalama AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.