Affordable Housing In King County
596 Low Income Apartment Communities In King County
Housing Authorities that serve King County
|King County Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work|
Other Housing Authorities located in King County
|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|
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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