Low Income Apartments In Kittitas County
Washington

Low Income Apartments In Kittitas County

Pine Terrace Apartments

906 W. Second St.
Cle Elum, WA
$524-549
1-2 BR

Crestview Terrace Apartments

2101 N. Alder Street, Suite #93
Ellensburg, WA
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Brookwood Apartments

606 E Manitoba Ave
Ellensburg, WA
Subsidized

Pennsylvania Place Apts

103 E Pennsylvania Place
Roslyn, WA
Subsidized

Hampton Court

700 N Cle Elum St
Ellensburg, WA

Windsor Park

401 E Cherry Ln
Ellensburg, WA
HCV Welcome

Cascade Manor Apartments

101 South Pearl Street
Ellensburg, WA
Subsidized

Huntington Court Apartments

306 E. Manitoba Ave
Ellensburg, WA
Subsidized

Briarwood Commons

1001 S Chestnut St
Ellensburg, WA
HCV Welcome

Cle Elem Manor

100 N Pennsylvania Ave
Cle Elum, WA
Subsidized

There are 14 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 838 affordable apartments for rent in Kittitas County, Washington. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 488 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 314 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Kittitas County. There are 350 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 Kittitas County

Housing Authority Programs
Kittitas County Housing Authority Public Housing
Yakima Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kittitas County, Washington

Kittitas County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 838
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 488
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Total Population 42,204
Housing Units 16,953
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $46,458 ±$3,093
Median Rent $798 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.76% ± 4.89pp

Population and Household Demographics

Kittitas County is a County in Washington with a population of 42,204. There are 16,953 households in the county with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 42.39% of households in Kittitas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kittitas County

The median gross income for households in Kittitas County is $46,458 a year, or $3,872 a month. The median rent for the county is $798 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kittitas County, a household making less than $2,660 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Kittitas County.1

Area Median Income In Kittitas 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 Kittitas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,300

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 Kittitas 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 Kittitas County HUD Rental Assistance in Kittitas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,200 $17,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,350 $28,950 $32,550 $36,150 $39,050 $41,950 $44,850 $47,750
80% of Median $40,500 $46,300 $52,100 $57,850 $62,500 $67,150 $71,750 $76,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Kittitas 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, 8 low income apartment communities containing 613 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Kittitas 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 Kittitas County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $30,420 $34,740 $39,060 $43,380 $46,860 $50,340 $53,820 $57,300

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 Kittitas County is $39,060 a year, or $3,255 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,255 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $977 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% $634 $679 $814 $940 $1,049 $1,158
60% $761 $815 $977 $1,128 $1,259 $1,389
Fair Market Rents in Kittitas 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
$610 $718 $950 $1,374 $1,669

Cities In Kittitas County

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City Listings Served By
Ellensburg 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ellensburg are the Kittitas County Housing Authority and Yakima Housing Authority.
Roslyn 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Roslyn are the Kittitas County Housing Authority and Yakima Housing Authority.
Cle Elum 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cle Elum are the Kittitas County Housing Authority and Yakima Housing Authority.
Easton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Easton is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Kittitas 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kittitas is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Ronald 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ronald is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Snoqualmie Pass 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Snoqualmie Pass is the Yakima Housing Authority.
South Cle Elum 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Cle Elum is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Thorp 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thorp is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Vantage 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vantage is the Yakima Housing Authority.