Affordable Housing In Mason County
Washington

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mason County

Pine Garden Apartments

3000 Johns Prairie Rd
Shelton, Washington
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

The Coves

940 Fairmount Ave
Shelton, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Ashford House Apartments

24170 NE Highway 3
Belfair, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Saratoga Springs Apartments

1100 North 12th Street
Shelton, Washington
$781-919
1-2 BR

Belfair House Apartments

NE 170 Highway 300
Belfair, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Kneeland Park

215 Turner Ave
Shelton, Washington
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Fir Tree Park Apartments

614 N 4th St
Shelton, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Harmony House

1100 N 13th St
Shelton, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Goldsborough Creek Apartments

303 S 7th Street
Shelton, Washington
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Creekside Apartments

468 Park Street
Shelton, Washington

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Mason 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 Mason County, Washington

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mason County, Washington

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 313 affordable apartments for rent in Mason County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Mason County, Washington

Mason County features 250 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 Mason County, Washington

There are 63 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mason County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mason County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mason County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Mason County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mason County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $962 and $1,176.

2022 Mason 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
Mason County, Washington Fair Market Rent $710 $938 $1,069 $1,504 $1,529
Mason County, Washington Payment Standard Range $639 to $781 $844 to $1,032 $962 to $1,176 $1,354 to $1,654 $1,376 to $1,682

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mason County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 313
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 250
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.82
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $50,406 ±$2,362
Median Rent $884 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.59% ± 6.41pp
Total Population 60,791

Population and Household Demographics

Mason County is a county in Washington with a population of 60,791. There are 23,026 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 23.05% of households in Mason County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mason County

The median gross income for households in Mason County is $50,406 a year, or $4,201 a month. The median rent for the county is $884 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mason County, a household making less than $2,947 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Mason County.

Area Median Income In Mason 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 Mason County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,800

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 Mason 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 Mason County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mason 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 Mason 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 Mason 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 Mason County

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City Served By
Allyn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Allyn is the Bremerton Housing Authority.
Belfair The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belfair is the Bremerton Housing Authority.
Grapeview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grapeview is the Bremerton Housing Authority.
Hoodsport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hoodsport is the Bremerton Housing Authority.
Shelton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shelton is the Bremerton Housing Authority.
Skokomish The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Skokomish is the Bremerton Housing Authority.
Union The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union is the Bremerton Housing Authority.