Affordable Housing In Lewis County
Washington

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lewis County

Russell Road & Corridor Apartments

2802 Russell Road
Centralia, WA
$335-1,006
2-5 BR
HCV Welcome

Providence Rossi House

1720 Providence Ln
Centralia, WA
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

SouthCreek Apartments

1101 Scammon Creek Road
Centralia, WA
$324-913
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Harrison Village Apartments

1402 Harrison Ave.
Centralia, WA
$650-770
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Candlewood Apartments

1322 Harrison Ave
Centralia, WA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Providence Place

350 SE Washington Ave
Chehalis, WA
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Providence Blanchet House

1700 Providence Ln
Centralia, WA
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Allegre Villa

207 E Walnut St
Winlock, WA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Cambridge Apartments

1429 Johnson Rd
Centralia, WA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Brindlewood

1402 Johnson Rd. #27
Centralia, WA
Subsidized

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lewis County, Washington

There are 24 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,379 affordable apartments for rent in Lewis County, Washington. Lewis County features 655 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 724 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lewis County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lewis County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 24
Total Low Income Apartments 1,379
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 655
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.62%
Average Renter Household Size 2.50
Average Household Size 2.52
Median Household Income $44,100 ±$1,437
Median Rent $801 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.88% ± 3.3pp
Total Population 75,515

Population and Household Demographics

Lewis County is a County in Washington with a population of 75,515. There are 29,515 households in the county with an average household size of 2.52 persons. 32.62% of households in Lewis County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lewis County

The median gross income for households in Lewis County is $44,100 a year, or $3,675 a month. The median rent for the county is $801 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lewis County, a household making less than $2,670 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Lewis County.1

Area Median Income In Lewis 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 Lewis County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,800

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 Lewis 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 Lewis County HUD Rental Assistance in Lewis County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,450
50% of Median $22,550 $25,750 $28,950 $32,150 $34,750 $37,300 $39,900 $42,450
80% of Median $36,050 $41,200 $46,350 $51,450 $55,600 $59,700 $63,800 $67,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Lewis County

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

From 1990 to 2008, 12 low income apartment communities containing 815 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Lewis 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 Lewis County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,550 $25,750 $28,950 $32,150 $34,750 $37,300 $39,900 $42,450
60% of Median $27,060 $30,900 $34,740 $38,580 $41,700 $44,760 $47,880 $50,940

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 Lewis County is $34,740 a year, or $2,895 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,895 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $869 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% $564 $604 $724 $836 $933 $1,029
60% $677 $725 $869 $1,004 $1,119 $1,235
Fair Market Rents in Lewis 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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$624 $730 $958 $1,295 $1,537

Cities In Lewis County

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City Listings Served By
Centralia 16
Chehalis 5
Napavine 1
Winlock 2
Fords Prairie 0
Mineral 0
Morton 0
Mossyrock 0
Onalaska 0
Packwood 0
Pe Ell 0
Toledo 0
Vader 0