Low Income Apartments In Okanogan County
Washington

Low Income Apartments In Okanogan County

North Valley I Apartments

572 N. Pine St.
Omak, WA
$479-558
1-3 BR
Subsidized

North Valley II Apartments

700 Elderberry Ave
Omak, WA
$557-627
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Peachtree Apartments

107 W. Griggs Ave.
Brewster, WA
$575-696
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

St. Charles Place Apartments

207 Main St.
Oroville, WA
$552-657
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Vistaview Apartments

715 E. Jasmine Street
Omak, WA
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Riverview Apartments

401 E. 2nd Street
Twisp, WA
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Cedarwood Apartments

220 White Avenue
Winthrop, WA
Income Based
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Elmwood Apartments

880 South 2nd
Okanogan, WA
$560-660
Studio-3 BR
Subsidized

Hillside Park Apartments

515 Tonasket Ave.
Tonasket, WA
$695-725
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Omak Park Apartments

122 N. Juniper
Omak, WA
1 BR

There are 27 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 613 affordable apartments for rent in Okanogan County, Washington. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 462 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 76 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Okanogan County. There are 137 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 Okanogan County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Okanogan County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Okanogan County, Washington

Okanogan County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 613
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 462
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Total Population 41,332
Housing Units 16,619
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $40,730 ±$2,595
Median Rent $621 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.65% ± 4.23pp

Population and Household Demographics

Okanogan County is a County in Washington with a population of 41,332. There are 16,619 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 31.85% of households in Okanogan County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Okanogan County

The median gross income for households in Okanogan County is $40,730 a year, or $3,394 a month. The median rent for the county is $621 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Okanogan County, a household making less than $2,070 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Okanogan County.1

Area Median Income In Okanogan 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 Okanogan County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $51,200

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 Okanogan 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 Okanogan County HUD Rental Assistance in Okanogan County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,500 $35,100 $37,700 $40,300 $42,900
80% of Median $36,400 $41,600 $46,800 $52,000 $56,200 $60,350 $64,500 $68,650
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Okanogan 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 2009, 14 low income apartment communities containing 328 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Okanogan 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 Okanogan County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $39,000 $42,120 $45,240 $48,360 $51,480

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 Okanogan County is $35,100 a year, or $2,925 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,925 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $878 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% $569 $609 $731 $845 $943 $1,040
60% $683 $731 $878 $1,014 $1,131 $1,248
Fair Market Rents in Okanogan 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
$504 $643 $784 $1,048 $1,279

Cities In Okanogan County

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City Listings Served By
Omak 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Omak is the Housing Authority of Okanogan County.
Twisp 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Twisp is the Housing Authority of Okanogan County.
Okanogan 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Okanogan is the Housing Authority of Okanogan County.
Oroville 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oroville is the Housing Authority of Okanogan County.
Nespelem 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nespelem is the Housing Authority of Okanogan County.
Pateros 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pateros is the Housing Authority of Okanogan County.
Brewster 3
Tonasket 2
Winthrop 1
Conconully 0
Disautel 0
Elmer City 0
Loomis 0
Malott 0
Methow 0
Nespelem Community 0
North Omak 0
Riverside 0