Affordable Housing In Pacific
King County, Washington

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pacific

Rainier Vista Senior Apartments

134 3rd Ave SE
Pacific, Washington
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Pacific, 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 Pacific, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
King County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pacific, Washington

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 75 affordable apartments for rent in Pacific, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Pacific, Washington

Pacific features 0 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 Pacific, Washington

There are 75 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pacific.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pacific, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pacific landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Pacific.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pacific, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,840 and $2,248.

2022 Pacific, 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
Pacific, Washington Fair Market Rent $1,674 $1,739 $2,044 $2,796 $3,285
Pacific, Washington Payment Standard Range $1,507 to $1,841 $1,565 to $1,913 $1,840 to $2,248 $2,516 to $3,076 $2,957 to $3,614

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pacific, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 75
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.85
Average Household Size 2.94
Median Household Income $57,755 ±$8,058
Median Rent $990 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.45% ± 13.92pp
Total Population 6,954

Population and Household Demographics

Pacific is a city in King County, Washington with a population of 6,954. There are 2,356 households in the city with an average household size of 2.94 persons. 46.18% of households in Pacific are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pacific

The median gross income for households in Pacific is $57,755 a year, or $4,813 a month. The median rent for the city is $990 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pacific, a household making less than $3,300 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Pacific.

Area Median Income In Pacific

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 Pacific, the AMI is calculated from all households within King County.

In Pacific, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $134,600

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 Pacific

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 Pacific

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pacific AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$27,200 $31,050 $34,950 $38,800 $41,950 $45,050 $48,150 $51,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Pacific AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$45,300 $51,800 $58,250 $64,700 $69,900 $75,100 $80,250 $85,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Pacific AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,750 $76,250 $85,800 $95,300 $102,950 $110,550 $118,200 $125,800