Affordable Housing In King County
Washington

596 Low Income Apartment Communities In King County

Chancery Place

910 Marion St
Seattle, WA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cedar River Terrace

51 Burnett Ave S
Renton, WA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Mitchell Place Senior Residence

1001 S. 336th Street
Federal Way, WA
$544-1,130
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Urban League Village Apartments

2300 S Massachusetts St
Seattle, WA
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Columbia City Station Apartments

4484 Martin Luther King Jr Way S
Seattle, WA
$840-1,210
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Cove East Apartments

33030 1st Ave S
Federal Way, WA
$705-1,125
Studio-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Crestview Apartments

102 E. 21st Street
Algona, WA
Income Based
1-3 BR

Si View Apartments

424 Healy Avenue S
North Bend, WA
$731
2 BR

Riverside Landing Apartments

10130 W Riverside Dr
Bothell, WA
$753-1,107
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Salmon Creek Apartments

9839 8th Ave SW
White Center, WA
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve King County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in King County

Housing Authority Programs
Seattle Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work
Renton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in King County, Washington

There are 596 low income housing apartment communities offering 51,438 affordable apartments for rent in King County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in King County, Washington

King County features 13,505 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 King County, Washington

There are 36,646 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in King County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in King County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay King County landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in King County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in King County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,889 and $2,309.

2020 King 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
Fair Market Rent $1,627 $1,741 $2,099 $2,993 $3,524
Payment Standard Range $1,464 to $1,790 $1,567 to $1,915 $1,889 to $2,309 $2,694 to $3,292 $3,172 to $3,876

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

King County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 596
Total Low Income Apartments 51,438
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 13,505
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.58%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $75,302 ±$690
Median Rent $1,204 ±$7
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.03% ± 0.75pp
Total Population 2,045,756

Population and Household Demographics

King County is a County in Washington with a population of 2,045,756. There are 819,651 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 42.58% of households in King County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in King County

The median gross income for households in King County is $75,302 a year, or $6,275 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,204 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In King County, a household making less than $4,013 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.03% of households who rent are overburdened in King County.1

Area Median Income In King 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 King County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $108,600

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 King 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 King County HUD Rental Assistance in King County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,250 $26,600 $29,900 $33,200 $35,900 $38,550 $41,200 $43,850
50% of Median $38,750 $44,300 $49,850 $55,350 $59,800 $64,250 $68,650 $73,100
80% of Median $61,800 $70,600 $79,450 $88,250 $95,350 $102,400 $109,450 $116,500

Cities In King County

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City Listings Served By
Seattle 349 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seattle is the Seattle Housing Authority.
Auburn 26 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Auburn is the King County Housing Authority.
Federal Way 18 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Federal Way is the King County Housing Authority.
Issaquah 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Issaquah is the King County Housing Authority.
Shoreline 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shoreline is the King County Housing Authority.
North Bend 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Bend is the King County Housing Authority.
Kent 29 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kent is the King County Housing Authority.
Renton 34 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Renton is the Renton Housing Authority.
Bellevue 23 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bellevue is the King County Housing Authority.
Vashon 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vashon is the King County Housing Authority.
Seatac 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Seatac is the King County Housing Authority.
Tukwila 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tukwila is the King County Housing Authority.
Milton 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Milton is the King County Housing Authority.
Enumclaw 4
Kirkland 14
Redmond 14
Des Moines 6
Kenmore 6
Morton 1
Mercer Island 1
Burien 5
Woodinville 6
Pacific 1
Bothel 0
Bothell 5
Maple Valley 2
Inglewood finn Hill 0
Algona 1
Ames Lake 0
Baring 0
Beaux Arts Village 0
Black Diamond 0
Boulevard Park 0
Bryn Mawr Skyway 0
Carnation 0
Clyde Hill 0
Cottage Lake 0
Covington 1
Duvall 0
Eastgate 0
East Hill Meridian 0
East Renton Highlands 0
Fairwood 0
Fall City 0
Hobart 0
Hunts Point 0
Inglewood-Finn Hill 0
Kingsgate 0
Klahanie 0
Lake Forest Park 0
Lake Holm 0
Lakeland North 0
Lakeland South 0
Lake Marcel Stillwater 0
Lake Morton Berrydale 0
Maple Heights Lake Desire 0
Medina 0
Mirrormont 0
Newcastle 0
Normandy Park 1
Ravensdale 0
Riverbend 0
Riverton 0
Sammamish 0
Shadow Lake 0
Skykomish 0
Snoqualmie 0
Tanner 0
Union Hill Novelty Hill 0
White Center 3
Wilderness Rim 0
Yarrow Point 0
Bryn Mawr-Skyway 0
East Hill-Meridian 0
Lake Marcel-Stillwater 0
Lake Morton-Berrydale 0
Maple Heights-Lake Desire 0
Union Hill-Novelty Hill 0