Affordable Housing In Moses Lake
Grant County, Washington

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Moses Lake

Pelican Horn

303 W 6th Ave
Moses Lake, Washington

Chestnut Grove

610 Chestnut Street
Moses Lake, Washington

Heron Creek Apartments

222 E 9th Ave
Moses Lake, Washington

Capehart - Wherry Apartments

1407 Arnold Dr
Moses Lake, Washington

Pioneer Village Retirement Community

816 Sharon Ave E
Moses Lake, Washington

Pershing Apartments

1243 Adair St
Moses Lake, Washington

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Moses Lake, 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 Moses Lake, Washington

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Moses Lake, Washington

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 665 affordable apartments for rent in Moses Lake, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Moses Lake, Washington

Moses Lake features 261 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 Moses Lake, Washington

There are 404 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Moses Lake.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Moses Lake, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Moses Lake landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Moses Lake.

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

2022 Moses Lake, 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
Moses Lake, Washington Fair Market Rent $597 $701 $876 $1,244 $1,424
Moses Lake, 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.

Moses Lake, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 665
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 261
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.59%
Average Renter Household Size 2.58
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $48,174 ±$3,856
Median Rent $810 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.82% ± 8.03pp
Total Population 21,579

Population and Household Demographics

Moses Lake is a city in Grant County, Washington with a population of 21,579. There are 7,847 households in the city with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 46.59% of households in Moses Lake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Moses Lake

The median gross income for households in Moses Lake is $48,174 a year, or $4,015 a month. The median rent for the city is $810 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Moses Lake, a household making less than $2,700 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Moses Lake.

Area Median Income In Moses Lake

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

In Moses Lake, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,500

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 Moses Lake

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 Moses Lake

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Moses Lake 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 Moses Lake 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 Moses Lake 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