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

Discover affordable housing in Kelso where there are 10+ 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.

Country Run Apartments

120 Solomon Rd, Kelso, Washington 98626

bed 2-4
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

1115 S 10th Ave

1115 S 10th Ave, Kelso, Washington 98626

bed 3
payment $1795/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

109 Williams Ave

109 Williams Ave, Kelso, Washington 98626

bed 3
payment $1650/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable

405 4th Ave N

405 4th Ave N, Kelso, Washington 98626

bed 2
payment $1200/mo.

1638 Teresa Way Unit 3

1638 Teresa Way Unit 3, Kelso, Washington 98626

bed 2
payment $1250/mo.

Villa San Martin

2611 Abbotsford Loop, Kelso, Washington 98626

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Cowlitz Villa

1400 S 9th Ave, Kelso, Washington 98626

payment Subsidized

Cowlitz Terrace

812 S 8th Ave, Kelso, Washington 98626

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Kalama Homes

1415 S 10th St, Kelso, Washington 98626

bed 2-3

Kelso Homes

1415 S 10th St, Kelso, Washington 98626

bed 1-4

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Kelso, 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 Kelso, Washington
$25.40/hour
$9.12 (+56%) more than Washington minimum wage and $18.15 (+250%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Kelso, Washington Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Kelso, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency programs for Kelso, Washington.

Go to the Washington Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Kelso.

How many renters live in Kelso, Washington?

The City of Kelso has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 41.3 percent of the population living in Kelso.

What is the rental market like in Kelso, Washington?

There are an estimated housing units in the Kelso area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Kelso, Washington, there are 1.01 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Kelso?

The rental vacancy rate in Kelso is 1 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 Kelso for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Kelso
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
105 490 1,060 517 73
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Kelso

A large number of apartments in Kelso 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 Kelso

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 Kelso, Washington

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

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 59 56 percent
One BR 370 76 percent
Two BR 859 81 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Kelso, Washington

How many affordable rental units are in Kelso?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Kelso, Washington

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

Income Based Apartments in Kelso, Washington

Kelso features 166 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 Kelso, Washington

There are 145 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kelso.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kelso, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kelso landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Kelso.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kelso, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,207 and $1,475.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.