Affordable Housing In Okanogan County
Washington

Waiting List Openings In Okanogan County

Okanogan County, WA Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Okanogan County (HAOC) will accept Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications from July 5, 2022 at 8:00 am, until September 8, 2022 at 4:00 pm PT.

How to Apply for the Okanogan County, WA Section 8 HCV Waiting List.

30 Low Income Apartment Communities In Okanogan County

North Valley I Apartments

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

North Valley II Apartments

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

Peachtree Apartments

107 W. Griggs Ave.
Brewster, Washington
$575-696
1-4 BR

St. Charles Place Apartments

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

Vistaview Apartments

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

Riverview Apartments

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

Cedarwood Apartments

220 White Avenue
Winthrop, Washington
Income Based
1-3 BR

Elmwood Apartments

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

Hillside Park Apartments

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

Omak Park Apartments

122 N. Juniper
Omak, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Okanogan County, 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 Okanogan County, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Okanogan County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Okanogan County, Washington

There are 30 low income housing apartment communities offering 743 affordable apartments for rent in Okanogan County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Okanogan County, Washington

Okanogan County features 486 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 Okanogan County, Washington

There are 233 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Okanogan County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Okanogan County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Okanogan County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Okanogan County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Okanogan County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $809 and $989.

2022 Okanogan County, 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
Okanogan County, Washington Fair Market Rent $597 $718 $899 $1,277 $1,539
Okanogan County, Washington Payment Standard Range $537 to $657 $646 to $790 $809 to $989 $1,149 to $1,405 $1,385 to $1,693

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Okanogan County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 30
Total Low Income Apartments 743
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 486
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.85%
Average Renter Household Size 2.52
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $40,730 ±$2,595
Median Rent $621 ±$22
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.65% ± 4.23pp
Total Population 41,332

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.

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 $60,800

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Okanogan County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Okanogan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,600 $18,950 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Okanogan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,450 $42,650 $45,800 $48,950 $52,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Okanogan County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,200 $50,500 $56,800 $63,100 $68,150 $73,200 $78,250 $83,300

Cities In Okanogan County

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