Affordable Housing In King County
Washington

670 Low Income Apartment Communities In King County

Plymouth on Stewart

116 Stewart St
Seattle, Washington

Terrace Hills Apartments

8704 164th Ave NE
Redmond, Washington

A Place of Our Own

8623 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, Washington

Unity Village of White Center

1318 SW 100th St
Seattle, Washington

Bart Harvey

430 Minor Ave N
Seattle, Washington

Kerner - Scott House

510 Minor Ave N
Seattle, Washington

Victoria Park Apartments

13716 Lake City Way NE
Seattle, Washington

Monicas Village Place I

140 23rd Ave S
Seattle, Washington

Parkview Homes VII

828 N 153rd Pl
Shoreline, Washington

Delridge Library Mutual Housing

5423 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, Washington

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in King County, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving King County, Washington

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in King County, Washington

There are 670 low income housing apartment communities offering 58,498 affordable apartments for rent in King County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in King County, Washington

King County features 16,444 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 40,297 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 $1,979 and $2,419.

2023 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
King County, Washington Fair Market Rent $1,829 $1,881 $2,199 $2,953 $3,446
King County, Washington Payment Standard Range $1,646 to $2,012 $1,693 to $2,069 $1,979 to $2,419 $2,658 to $3,248 $3,101 to $3,791

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

King County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 670
Total Low Income Apartments 58,498
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16,444
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.

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 $134,600

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 HUD Rental Assistance in King County

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 King County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$27,200 $31,050 $34,950 $38,800 $41,950 $45,050 $48,150 $51,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the King County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$45,300 $51,800 $58,250 $64,700 $69,900 $75,100 $80,250 $85,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the King County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,750 $76,250 $85,800 $95,300 $102,950 $110,550 $118,200 $125,800

Cities In King County

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