Low Income Apartments In Mason County
Washington

Low Income Apartments In Mason County

Ashford House Apartments

24170 NE Highway 3
Belfair, WA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Saratoga Springs Apartments

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

Belfair House Apartments

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

Fir Tree Park Apartments

614 N 4th St
Shelton, WA
Call For Rent
1 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Goldsborough Creek Apartments

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

Pine Garden Apartments

3000 Johns Prairie Rd
Shelton, WA
Subsidized

Creekside Apartments

468 Park Street
Shelton, WA
HCV Welcome

The Cove

940 Fairmount Ave
Shelton, WA
Subsidized

Harmony House

1100 N 13th St
Shelton, WA
HCV Welcome

Kneeland Park

215 Turner Ave
Shelton, WA
HCV Welcome
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There are 10 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 445 affordable apartments for rent in Mason County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 352 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Mason County, HUD housing programs support 112 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 93 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Mason County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mason County, Washington

Mason County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 445
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 352
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.82
Total Population 60,791
Housing Units 23,026
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $50,406 ±$2,362
Median Rent $884 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.59% ± 6.41pp

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.1

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 $64,500

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 Mason County HUD Rental Assistance in Mason County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,600
50% of Median $22,600 $25,800 $29,050 $32,250 $34,850 $37,450 $40,000 $42,600
80% of Median $36,150 $41,300 $46,450 $51,600 $55,750 $59,900 $64,000 $68,150
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Mason County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 1999, 3 low income apartment communities containing 90 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Mason County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Mason County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $27,120 $30,960 $34,860 $38,700 $41,820 $44,940 $48,000 $51,120

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Mason County is $34,860 a year, or $2,905 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,905 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $872 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $565 $605 $726 $839 $936 $1,033
60% $678 $726 $872 $1,007 $1,124 $1,239
Fair Market Rents in Mason County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$644 $792 $1,003 $1,299 $1,454

Cities In Mason County

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City Listings Served By
Shelton 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shelton is the Bremerton Housing Authority.
Belfair 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belfair is the Bremerton Housing Authority.
Allyn 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Allyn is the Bremerton Housing Authority.
Grapeview 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grapeview is the Bremerton Housing Authority.
Hoodsport 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hoodsport is the Bremerton Housing Authority.
Skokomish 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Skokomish is the Bremerton Housing Authority.
Union 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union is the Bremerton Housing Authority.