Affordable Housing In Mattawa
Grant County, Washington

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mattawa

The Vineyard Apartments

825 3rd Street
Mattawa, Washington

Wahluke Slope Apartments

301 Brian Ave
Mattawa, Washington

Villa Santa Maria - Mattawa

55 2nd St
Mattawa, Washington

Priest Rapids Apartments

850 3rd Pl
Mattawa, Washington

Esperanza II

403 S. Boundary Ave.
Mattawa, Washington


403 S. Boundary Ave.
Mattawa, Washington
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Mattawa, 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 Mattawa, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Grant County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mattawa, Washington

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 163 affordable apartments for rent in Mattawa, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Mattawa, Washington

Mattawa 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 Mattawa, Washington

There are 131 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mattawa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mattawa, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mattawa landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Mattawa.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mattawa, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $788 and $964.

2022 Mattawa, 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
Mattawa, Washington Fair Market Rent $597 $701 $876 $1,244 $1,424
Mattawa, Washington Payment Standard Range $537 to $657 $631 to $771 $788 to $964 $1,120 to $1,368 $1,282 to $1,566

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mattawa, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 163
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 75.37%
Average Renter Household Size 5.83
Average Household Size 5.53
Median Household Income $46,017 ±$3,809
Median Rent $683 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 23.09% ± 8.93pp
Total Population 4,516

Population and Household Demographics

Mattawa is a city in Grant County, Washington with a population of 4,516. There are 816 households in the city with an average household size of 5.53 persons. 75.37% of households in Mattawa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mattawa

The median gross income for households in Mattawa is $46,017 a year, or $3,835 a month. The median rent for the city is $683 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mattawa, a household making less than $2,277 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 23.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Mattawa.

Area Median Income In Mattawa

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 Mattawa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Grant County.

In Mattawa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,900

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 Mattawa

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 Mattawa

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mattawa 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 Mattawa 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 Mattawa 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