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Affordable Housing In Longview
Cowlitz County, Washington

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Longview

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

Hemlock Court

1700 Hemlock St
Longview, Washington
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Housing Authorities that serve Longview

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority City of Longview Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Longview, Washington

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 572 affordable apartments for rent in Longview, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Longview, Washington

Longview features 199 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 $918 and $1,122.

2021 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 $676 $774 $1,020 $1,460 $1,721
Longview, Washington Payment Standard Range $608 to $744 $697 to $851 $918 to $1,122 $1,314 to $1,606 $1,549 to $1,893

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Longview, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 572
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 199
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 $71,300

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.
$15,000 $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 Longview AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,000 $28,550 $32,100 $35,650 $38,550 $41,400 $44,250 $47,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Longview AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,950 $45,650 $51,350 $57,050 $61,650 $66,200 $70,750 $75,350