Affordable Housing In Kirkland
King County, Washington

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kirkland

Athene Apartments

12531 NE 124th St
Kirkland, Washington
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Studio-2 BR

Velocity Apartments

10711 NE 37th Ct
Kirkland, Washington
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Studio-3 BR

Crestline Apartments

13248 135th Ave NE
Kirkland, Washington
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2-3 BR

Kirkland Heights

13310 NE 133rd Street #5-A
Kirkland, Washington
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2-4 BR
Market Rate

Juanita View Apartments

11807 101st Place NE #54
Kirkland, Washington
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1-3 BR

Woodlands at Forbes Lake

9224 Slater Ave NE
Kirkland, Washington
1 BR

Plum Court Family Apartments

451 4th Ave S
Kirkland, Washington
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Studio-3 BR
Market Rate

Casa Juanita

9821 NE 122nd St
Kirkland, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR

Wells Wood

18100 142nd Ave. N.E
Kirkland, Washington

Christopher Housing

10007 NE 123rd St
Kirkland, Washington
Disabled Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Kirkland, 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 Kirkland, Washington

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kirkland, Washington

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,256 affordable apartments for rent in Kirkland, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Kirkland, Washington

Kirkland features 464 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 Kirkland, Washington

There are 792 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kirkland.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kirkland, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kirkland landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Kirkland.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kirkland, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,840 and $2,248.

2022 Kirkland, 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
Kirkland, Washington Fair Market Rent $1,674 $1,739 $2,044 $2,796 $3,285
Kirkland, Washington Payment Standard Range $1,507 to $1,841 $1,565 to $1,913 $1,840 to $2,248 $2,516 to $3,076 $2,957 to $3,614

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kirkland, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 1,256
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 464
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.14
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $92,127 ±$3,316
Median Rent $1,433 ±$32
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.21% ± 3.49pp
Total Population 84,721

Population and Household Demographics

Kirkland is a city in King County, Washington with a population of 84,721. There are 35,367 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 36.17% of households in Kirkland are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kirkland

The median gross income for households in Kirkland is $92,127 a year, or $7,677 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,433 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kirkland, a household making less than $4,777 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Kirkland.

Area Median Income In Kirkland

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Kirkland, the AMI is calculated from all households within King County.

In Kirkland, 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 Kirkland

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 Kirkland

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kirkland 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 Kirkland 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 Kirkland 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