Affordable Housing In Othello
Benton County, Washington

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Othello

Pheasant Run Apartments

1130 Shady Lane Place
Othello, Washington
1-3 BR

Washington Square Apartments

1065 S 4th Ave
Othello, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Parkview Apartments

730 E Ash St
Othello, Washington

Harvest Manor Apartments

1155 Sylvan Dr
Othello, Washington

Lions Park

125 N 10th Ave
Othello, Washington

Oasis Apartments

830 E Ash St
Othello, Washington

Desert Haven

935 S 7th Ave
Othello, Washington

410 N 2nd Ave

410 N 2nd Ave
Othello, Washington

Cedar Park

525 E Cedar Blvd
Othello, Washington
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Othello, Washington

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 395 affordable apartments for rent in Othello, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Othello, Washington

Othello features 193 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 Othello, Washington

There are 202 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Othello.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Othello, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Othello landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Othello.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Othello, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $954 and $1,166.

2022 Othello, 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
Othello, Washington Fair Market Rent $704 $855 $1,060 $1,423 $1,792
Othello, Washington Payment Standard Range $634 to $774 $770 to $941 $954 to $1,166 $1,281 to $1,565 $1,613 to $1,971

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Othello, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 395
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 193
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.84%
Average Renter Household Size 3.25
Average Household Size 3.43
Median Household Income $48,012 ±$4,006
Median Rent $689 ±$59
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55.58% ± 12.08pp
Total Population 7,624

Population and Household Demographics

Othello is a city in Benton County, Washington with a population of 7,624. There are 2,188 households in the city with an average household size of 3.43 persons. 36.84% of households in Othello are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Othello

The median gross income for households in Othello is $48,012 a year, or $4,001 a month. The median rent for the city is $689 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Othello, a household making less than $2,297 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55.58% of households who rent are overburdened in Othello.

Area Median Income In Othello

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 Othello, the AMI is calculated from all households within Benton County.

In Othello, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,100

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 Othello

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 Othello

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Othello AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,450 $18,800 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Othello AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,350 $31,250 $35,150 $39,050 $42,200 $45,300 $48,450 $51,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Othello AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,750 $50,000 $56,250 $62,500 $67,500 $72,500 $77,500 $82,500