Low Income Apartments In Kitsap County
Washington

Low Income Apartments In Kitsap County

Virginia Villa Apartments

200 High School Rd NE
Bainbridge Island, WA
$665-915
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Danwood Apartments

9711 Danwood Lane
Silverdale, WA
$529-937
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Finch Place Apartments

215 Finch Place SW
Bainbridge Island, WA
Call For Rent
1 BR

Silvercrest Apartments

9725 Danwood Ln NW
Silverdale, WA
Call For Rent
1 BR

Hostmark Village Cove Apartments

703 NE Hostmark Street
Poulsbo, WA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

CRISTA Shores

1600 NW Crista Shores Lane
Silverdale, WA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
62+

Island Terrace Apartments

821 High School Rd NE
Bainbridge Island, WA
HCV Welcome

Peninsula Glen Apartments

2068 Ne Hostmark St
Poulsbo, WA

Peninsula Glen Apartments

2068 NE Hostmark St
Poulsbo, WA
Subsidized

Tamarack Apartments

3511 Almira Dr
Bremerton, WA
Subsidized

There are 64 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 3,807 affordable apartments for rent in Kitsap County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 981 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Kitsap County, HUD housing programs support 519 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 2,669 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Kitsap County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Kitsap Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Bremerton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kitsap County, Washington

Kitsap County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 64
Total Low Income Apartments 3,807
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 981
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Total Population 255,441
Housing Units 97,739
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $62,941 ±$1,072
Median Rent $1,042 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.39% ± 2.37pp

Population and Household Demographics

Kitsap County is a County in Washington with a population of 255,441. There are 97,739 households in the county with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 32.81% of households in Kitsap County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kitsap County

The median gross income for households in Kitsap County is $62,941 a year, or $5,245 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,042 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kitsap County, a household making less than $3,473 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Kitsap County.1

Area Median Income In Kitsap 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 Kitsap County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,500

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 Kitsap 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 Kitsap County HUD Rental Assistance in Kitsap County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,000 $20,550 $23,100 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $29,950 $34,200 $38,500 $42,750 $46,200 $49,600 $53,050 $56,450
80% of Median $47,900 $54,750 $61,600 $68,400 $73,900 $79,350 $84,850 $90,300
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Kitsap County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2008, 28 low income apartment communities containing 2,233 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Kitsap County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Kitsap County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $35,940 $41,040 $46,200 $51,300 $55,440 $59,520 $63,660 $67,740

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Kitsap County is $46,200 a year, or $3,850 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,850 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,155 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $749 $802 $963 $1,112 $1,240 $1,369
60% $899 $962 $1,155 $1,334 $1,488 $1,643
Fair Market Rents in Kitsap County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$774 $929 $1,204 $1,708 $1,975

Cities In Kitsap County

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City Listings Served By
Bremerton 21 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bremerton is the Bremerton Housing Authority.
Poulsbo 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Poulsbo are the Housing Kitsap and Bremerton Housing Authority.
Port Orchard 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Port Orchard are the Housing Kitsap and Bremerton Housing Authority.
Kingston 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kingston are the Housing Kitsap and Bremerton Housing Authority.
Silverdale 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Silverdale are the Housing Kitsap and Bremerton Housing Authority.
Bainbridge Island 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bainbridge Island are the Housing Kitsap and Bremerton Housing Authority.
Bainbridge Is 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bainbridge Is are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Bangor Base 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bangor Base are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Bethel 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bethel are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Burley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Burley are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Chico 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chico are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
East Port Orchard 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve East Port Orchard are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Enetai 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Enetai are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Erlands Point Kitsap Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Erlands Point Kitsap Lake are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Gorst 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gorst are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Hansville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hansville are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Indianola 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Indianola are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Keyport 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Keyport are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Lofall 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lofall are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Manchester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Manchester are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Navy Yard City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Navy Yard City are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Parkwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Parkwood are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Port Gamble Tribal Comunity 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Port Gamble Tribal Comunity are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Rocky Point 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Rocky Point are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Seabeck 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Seabeck are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Southworth 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Southworth are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Suquamish 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Suquamish are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Tracyton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tracyton are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.
Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake are the Bremerton Housing Authority and Housing Kitsap.