Affordable Housing In Kittitas County
Washington

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kittitas County

Crestview Terrace Apartments

2101 N Alder St, Suite #93
Ellensburg, Washington
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Pine Terrace Apartments

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

Brookwood Apartments

606 E Manitoba Ave
Ellensburg, Washington
Subsidized

Pennsylvania Place Apts

103 E Pennsylvania Place
Roslyn, Washington
Subsidized

Hampton Court

700 N Cle Elum St
Ellensburg, Washington

Windsor Park

401 E Cherry Ln
Ellensburg, Washington

Cascade Manor Apartments

101 South Pearl Street
Ellensburg, Washington
Subsidized

Huntington Court Apartments

306 E. Manitoba Ave
Ellensburg, Washington
Subsidized

Briarwood Commons

1001 S Chestnut St
Ellensburg, Washington

Cle Elem Manor

100 N Pennsylvania Ave
Cle Elum, Washington
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Kittitas 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 Kittitas County, Washington

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

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 889 affordable apartments for rent in Kittitas County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Kittitas County, Washington

Kittitas County features 539 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 Kittitas County, Washington

There are 350 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kittitas County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kittitas County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Kittitas County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Kittitas County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kittitas County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,016 and $1,242.

2022 Kittitas 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
Kittitas County, Washington Fair Market Rent $750 $858 $1,129 $1,604 $1,932
Kittitas County, Washington Payment Standard Range $675 to $825 $772 to $944 $1,016 to $1,242 $1,444 to $1,764 $1,739 to $2,125

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Kittitas County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 889
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 539
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $46,458 ±$3,093
Median Rent $798 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.76% ± 4.89pp
Total Population 42,204

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.

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 $76,000

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Kittitas County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kittitas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,000 $18,250 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kittitas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,600 $30,400 $34,200 $38,000 $41,050 $44,100 $47,150 $50,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kittitas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,600 $48,650 $54,750 $60,800 $65,700 $70,550 $75,400 $80,300

Cities In Kittitas County

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City Served By
Cle Elum The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cle Elum are the Kittitas County Housing Authority and Yakima Housing Authority.
Easton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Easton are the Yakima Housing Authority and Kittitas County Housing Authority.
Ellensburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ellensburg are the Kittitas County Housing Authority and Yakima Housing Authority.
Kittitas The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kittitas are the Yakima Housing Authority and Kittitas County Housing Authority.
Ronald The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ronald are the Yakima Housing Authority and Kittitas County Housing Authority.
Roslyn The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Roslyn are the Kittitas County Housing Authority and Yakima Housing Authority.
Snoqualmie Pass The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Snoqualmie Pass are the Yakima Housing Authority and Kittitas County Housing Authority.
South Cle Elum The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve South Cle Elum are the Yakima Housing Authority and Kittitas County Housing Authority.
Thorp The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Thorp are the Yakima Housing Authority and Kittitas County Housing Authority.
Vantage The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Vantage are the Yakima Housing Authority and Kittitas County Housing Authority.