Affordable Housing In Liberty Lake
Spokane County, Washington

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Liberty Lake

Broadwing Apartments

25000 E Hawkstone Loop
Liberty Lake, Washington
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1-3 BR

Talon Hills Senior Apartments

24950 E Hawkstone Loop
Liberty Lake, Washington
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Liberty Lake, 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 Liberty Lake, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
Spokane Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Liberty Lake, Washington

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 60 affordable apartments for rent in Liberty Lake, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Liberty Lake, Washington

Liberty Lake features 0 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 Liberty Lake, Washington

There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Liberty Lake.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Liberty Lake, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Liberty Lake landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Liberty Lake.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Liberty Lake, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $930 and $1,136.

2022 Liberty Lake, 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
Liberty Lake, Washington Fair Market Rent $701 $795 $1,033 $1,467 $1,745
Liberty Lake, Washington Payment Standard Range $631 to $771 $716 to $875 $930 to $1,136 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,571 to $1,920

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Liberty Lake, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 60
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.26%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $64,270 ±$7,912
Median Rent $921 ±$57
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.45% ± 14.93pp
Total Population 8,269

Population and Household Demographics

Liberty Lake is a city in Spokane County, Washington with a population of 8,269. There are 3,168 households in the city with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 35.26% of households in Liberty Lake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Liberty Lake

The median gross income for households in Liberty Lake is $64,270 a year, or $5,356 a month. The median rent for the city is $921 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Liberty Lake, a household making less than $3,070 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Liberty Lake.

Area Median Income In Liberty Lake

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Liberty Lake, the AMI is calculated from all households within Spokane County.

In Liberty Lake, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,100

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 Liberty Lake

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 Liberty Lake

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Liberty Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,250 $18,550 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Liberty Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,000 $30,850 $34,700 $38,550 $41,650 $44,750 $47,850 $50,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Liberty Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,200 $49,400 $55,550 $61,700 $66,650 $71,600 $76,550 $81,450