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Affordable Housing In Lewis County

24 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lewis County

Russell Road & Corridor Apartments

2802 Russell Road
Centralia, Washington
2-5 BR

Providence Rossi House

1720 Providence Ln
Centralia, Washington
Income Based
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

SouthCreek Apartments

1101 Scammon Creek Road
Centralia, Washington
2-4 BR

Harrison Village Apartments

1402 Harrison Ave.
Centralia, Washington
1-3 BR

Candlewood Apartments

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

Providence Place

350 SE Washington Ave
Chehalis, Washington
Income Based
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Providence Blanchet House

1700 Providence Ln
Centralia, Washington
Income Based
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Allegre Villa

207 E Walnut St
Winlock, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Cambridge Apartments

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


1402 Johnson Rd. #27
Centralia, Washington

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.

Income Based Apartments in Lewis County, Washington

Lewis County features 655 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 Lewis County, Washington

There are 724 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lewis County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lewis County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lewis County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lewis County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lewis County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $862 and $1,054.

2020 Lewis 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
Fair Market Rent $624 $730 $958 $1,295 $1,537
Payment Standard Range $562 to $686 $657 to $803 $862 to $1,054 $1,166 to $1,425 $1,383 to $1,691

Sourced from federal housing data and 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.

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 $63,400

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 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 $14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,450
80% of Median $37,700 $43,100 $48,500 $53,850 $58,200 $62,500 $66,800 $71,100

Cities In Lewis County

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Fords Prairie
Pe Ell