Mount Vernon, Washington Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 267 income based apartments in Mount Vernon where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,073 affordable apartments in Mount Vernon that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Mount Vernon, Washington

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Mount Vernon. Go to the Washington Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Mount Vernon.

Alpine Ridge Apartments

401 N 17th Street
Mount Vernon, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Ridgeview Terrace

1500 William Way
Mount Vernon, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Fircrest Apartments

1826 E Belair Dr
Mount Vernon, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Highland Greens Senior Apartments

3100 N 30th St
Mount Vernon, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Kulshan Residences

2315 Kulshan View Dr
Mount Vernon, Washington
1 BR
Affordable

Olympic Apartments

1315 N 18th St
Mount Vernon, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Skagit Village Apartments

2107 N Laventure Rd
Mount Vernon, Washington
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Rent Assisted

Milwaukee Park Apartments

209 Milwaukee St
Mount Vernon, Washington
Call For Rent
Studio BR
Homeless Supportive Housing
Affordable

Vintage at Mt Vernon

2109 Urban Ave.
Mount Vernon, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+
Affordable

LaVenture Village

422 N LaVenture Road #31
Mount Vernon, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted
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Affordable Housing Near Mount Vernon

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Mount Vernon, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Skagit County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Washington Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon, Washington Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Mount Vernon, Washington

Mount Vernon features 267 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 Mount Vernon, Washington

There are 1,073 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mount Vernon.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mount Vernon, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mount Vernon landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Mount Vernon.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mount Vernon, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,266 and $1,548.

2023 Mount Vernon, 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
Mount Vernon, Washington Fair Market Rent $941 $1,111 $1,407 $2,000 $2,322
Mount Vernon, Washington Payment Standard Range $847 to $1,035 $1,000 to $1,222 $1,266 to $1,548 $1,800 to $2,200 $2,090 to $2,554

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mount Vernon, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,380
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 267
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.94
Average Household Size 2.79
Median Household Income $47,308 ±$4,026
Median Rent $858 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.11% ± 6.41pp
Total Population 32,957

Population and Household Demographics

Mount Vernon is a city in Skagit County, Washington with a population of 32,957. There are 11,525 households in the city with an average household size of 2.79 persons. 42.07% of households in Mount Vernon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mount Vernon

The median gross income for households in Mount Vernon is $47,308 a year, or $3,942 a month. The median rent for the city is $858 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mount Vernon, a household making less than $2,860 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Mount Vernon.

Area Median Income In Mount Vernon

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 Mount Vernon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Skagit County.

In Mount Vernon, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,100

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 Mount Vernon

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 Mount Vernon

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mount Vernon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,100 $20,700 $23,300 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mount Vernon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,150 $34,450 $38,750 $43,050 $46,500 $49,950 $53,400 $56,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mount Vernon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,250 $55,150 $62,050 $68,900 $74,450 $79,950 $85,450 $90,950