Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Kalama, WA

Discover affordable housing in Kalama where there are 2+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

226 Cloverdale Road

202 Cloverdale Rd, Kalama, Washington 98625

Columbia View Harbor

116 S 1st St, Kalama, Washington 98625

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Kalama, Washington

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Kalama, Washington
$25.40/hour
$9.12 (+56%) more than Washington minimum wage and $18.15 (+250%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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How many renters live in Kalama, Washington?

The City of Kalama has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 31.61 percent of the population living in Kalama.

What is the rental market like in Kalama, Washington?

There are an estimated housing units in the Kalama area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Kalama, Washington, there are 1.04 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Kalama?

The rental vacancy rate in Kalama is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Kalama for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Kalama
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
19 262 168 47 13
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Kalama

A large number of apartments in Kalama have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Kalama

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $909 to $2,276. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $909
One BR $1,109
Two BR $1,341
Three BR $1,890
Four BR $2,276
2024 Fair Market Rents in Kalama, Washington

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Kalama?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 12 63 percent
One BR 16 6 percent
Two BR 143 85 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Kalama, Washington

How many affordable rental units are in Kalama?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Kalama, Washington including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Public Housing
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Kalama, Washington

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Kalama, Washington

Kalama features 32 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 0 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 $1,207 and $1,475.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.