Affordable Housing In Omak
Okanogan County, Washington

Waiting List Openings In Omak

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.

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Omak

North Valley I Apartments

572 N. Pine St.
Omak, Washington
1-3 BR

North Valley II Apartments

700 Elderberry Ave
Omak, Washington
1-3 BR

Vistaview Apartments

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

Omak Park Apartments

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

East Village Apartments

900 Apple Lane
Omak, Washington

Pioneer Lane II

906 Shumway Rd
Omak, Washington

Omak Stampede Apartments

300 Ferry St
Omak, Washington

Pine Meadows Senior Housing

Pine St Just North of Riverside
Omak, Washington
Elderly Supportive Housing


703 Quince Street
Omak, Washington

Omak - Pioneer Gardens

114 N Juniper St
Omak, Washington

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Omak, 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 Omak, 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 Omak, Washington

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 234 affordable apartments for rent in Omak, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Omak, Washington

Omak features 158 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 Omak, Washington

There are 62 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Omak.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Omak, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Omak landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Omak.

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

2022 Omak, 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
Omak, Washington Fair Market Rent $597 $718 $899 $1,277 $1,539
Omak, 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 research.

Omak, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 234
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 158
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 53.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.59
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $32,044 ±$15,667
Median Rent $650 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.92% ± 15.07pp
Total Population 4,812

Population and Household Demographics

Omak is a city in Okanogan County, Washington with a population of 4,812. There are 1,867 households in the city with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 53.94% of households in Omak are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Omak

The median gross income for households in Omak is $32,044 a year, or $2,670 a month. The median rent for the city is $650 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Omak, a household making less than $2,167 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Omak.

Area Median Income In Omak

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 Omak, the AMI is calculated from all households within Okanogan County.

In Omak, 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 Omak

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 Omak

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Omak 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 Omak 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 Omak 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