Affordable Housing In Lincoln County
Washington

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lincoln County

Cottonwood Springs I

516 Ross Street
Davenport, Washington
$518
1 BR
Subsidized

Cottonwood Springs II

420 Ross Street
Davenport, Washington
$465-515
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Hillcrest Village

501 NW Armstrong St
Wilbur, Washington
Subsidized

Butte View

254 NE E St
Creston, Washington
Subsidized

Landmark

401 W Glover St
Harrington, Washington
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
Rural Resources Community Action Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lincoln County, Washington

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 77 affordable apartments for rent in Lincoln County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Lincoln County, Washington

Lincoln County features 61 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 Lincoln County, Washington

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lincoln County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lincoln County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lincoln County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Lincoln County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lincoln County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $798 and $976.

2022 Lincoln 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
Lincoln County, Washington Fair Market Rent $589 $674 $887 $1,152 $1,518
Lincoln County, Washington Payment Standard Range $530 to $648 $607 to $741 $798 to $976 $1,037 to $1,267 $1,366 to $1,670

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lincoln County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 77
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 61
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $46,069 ±$1,791
Median Rent $644 ±$65
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.07% ± 6.96pp
Total Population 10,363

Population and Household Demographics

Lincoln County is a county in Washington with a population of 10,363. There are 4,370 households in the county with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 21.03% of households in Lincoln County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lincoln County

The median gross income for households in Lincoln County is $46,069 a year, or $3,839 a month. The median rent for the county is $644 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lincoln County, a household making less than $2,147 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Lincoln County.

Area Median Income In Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,800

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 Lincoln 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 Lincoln County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lincoln County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,850 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lincoln County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,750 $28,250 $31,800 $35,300 $38,150 $40,950 $43,800 $46,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lincoln County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,550 $45,200 $50,850 $56,500 $61,050 $65,550 $70,100 $74,600

Cities In Lincoln County

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City Served By
Almira The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Almira is the Rural Resources Community Action.
Creston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Creston is the Rural Resources Community Action.
Davenport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Davenport is the Rural Resources Community Action.
Harrington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harrington is the Rural Resources Community Action.
Odessa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Odessa is the Rural Resources Community Action.
Reardan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Reardan is the Rural Resources Community Action.
Sprague The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sprague is the Rural Resources Community Action.
Wilbur The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilbur is the Rural Resources Community Action.