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Affordable Housing In Ocean Shores
Grays Harbor County, Washington

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ocean Shores

Dune Grass Apartments

807 Anchor Ave NW
Ocean Shores, Washington
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Housing Authorities that serve Ocean Shores

Housing Authority Programs
Grays Harbor Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ocean Shores, Washington

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Ocean Shores, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Ocean Shores, Washington

Ocean Shores features 24 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 Ocean Shores, Washington

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ocean Shores.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ocean Shores, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ocean Shores landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Ocean Shores.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ocean Shores, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $738 and $902.

2021 Ocean Shores, 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
Ocean Shores, Washington Fair Market Rent $541 $653 $820 $1,174 $1,420
Ocean Shores, Washington Payment Standard Range $487 to $595 $588 to $718 $738 to $902 $1,057 to $1,291 $1,278 to $1,562

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ocean Shores, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.78%
Average Renter Household Size 2.70
Average Household Size 2.06
Median Household Income $41,497 ±$9,448
Median Rent $1,032 ±$133
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 64.2% ± 20.92pp
Total Population 5,637

Population and Household Demographics

Ocean Shores is a city in Grays Harbor County, Washington with a population of 5,637. There are 2,729 households in the city with an average household size of 2.06 persons. 20.78% of households in Ocean Shores are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ocean Shores

The median gross income for households in Ocean Shores is $41,497 a year, or $3,458 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,032 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ocean Shores, a household making less than $3,440 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 64.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Ocean Shores.

Area Median Income In Ocean Shores

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 Ocean Shores, the AMI is calculated from all households within Grays Harbor County.

In Ocean Shores, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,300

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 Ocean Shores

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 Ocean Shores

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ocean Shores AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ocean Shores AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ocean Shores AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,700 $43,100 $48,500 $53,850 $58,200 $62,500 $66,800 $71,100