Affordable Housing In Longview Heights
Cowlitz County, Washington

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

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Longview Heights, Washington

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Longview Heights, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Longview Heights, Washington

Longview Heights 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 Longview Heights, Washington

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Longview Heights.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Longview Heights, Washington

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

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

2022 Longview Heights, 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 Heights, Washington Fair Market Rent $707 $808 $1,055 $1,499 $1,806
Longview Heights, 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 research.

Longview Heights, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.83%
Average Renter Household Size 1.71
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $60,098 ±$16,789
Median Rent $738 ±$104
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.81% ± 25.03pp
Total Population 3,403

Population and Household Demographics

Longview Heights is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington with a population of 3,403. There are 1,434 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 21.83% of households in Longview Heights are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Longview Heights

The median gross income for households in Longview Heights is $60,098 a year, or $5,008 a month. The median rent for the city is $738 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Longview Heights, a household making less than $2,460 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.81% of households who rent are overburdened in Longview Heights.

Area Median Income In Longview Heights

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

In Longview Heights, 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 Heights

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 Heights

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Longview Heights 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 Heights 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 Heights 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