Affordable Housing In Longview
Cowlitz County, Washington

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Longview

Sylvester Apartments

1540 COMMERCE AVE
Longview, Washington
$650
1 BR
62+

Parkland Terrace

3133 Maryland St
Longview, Washington
Subsidized

Crescent Terrace

910 9th Ave
Longview, Washington
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Westgate Terrace Apartments

2024 Tibbetts Dr
Longview, Washington
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Fremont Village

1416 3rd Ave
Longview, Washington
Subsidized

20th Avenue

1615 20th Ave
Longview, Washington

Dororthy Street

1908 Dorothy St
Longview, Washington

Hidden Creek Apartments

5607 Finch Dr
Longview, Washington

Monticello Park

605 Broadway St
Longview, Washington

New Westside Terrace

1200 17th Ave
Longview, Washington

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Longview, 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 Longview, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Opportunities of South West Washington Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Longview, Washington

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 605 affordable apartments for rent in Longview, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Longview, Washington

Longview features 232 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 Longview, Washington

There are 373 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Longview.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Longview, Washington

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Longview, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $950 and $1,161.

2022 Longview, 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
Longview, Washington Fair Market Rent $707 $808 $1,055 $1,499 $1,806
Longview, Washington Payment Standard Range $636 to $778 $727 to $889 $950 to $1,161 $1,349 to $1,649 $1,625 to $1,987

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Longview, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 605
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 232
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.33
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $38,498 ±$2,403
Median Rent $730 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.8% ± 5.06pp
Total Population 36,619

Population and Household Demographics

Longview is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington with a population of 36,619. There are 15,203 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 45.2% of households in Longview are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Longview

The median gross income for households in Longview is $38,498 a year, or $3,208 a month. The median rent for the city is $730 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Longview, a household making less than $2,433 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Longview.

Area Median Income In Longview

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 Longview, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cowlitz County.

In Longview, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,100

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 Longview

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 Longview

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Longview AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,750 $19,150 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Longview AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,900 $31,850 $35,850 $39,800 $43,000 $46,200 $49,400 $52,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Longview AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,600 $51,000 $57,350 $63,700 $68,800 $73,900 $79,000 $84,100