Affordable Housing In Pasco
Franklin County Washington

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pasco

Pinecrest Apartments

2209 W Jay Street
Pasco, WA

Tri Cities Vista Low Cost Housing

302 S Elm Ave
Pasco, WA

Scattered Sites

804 N 1st Ave
Pasco, WA

Scattered Sites

820 N 1st Ave
Pasco, WA

Tepeyac Haven

801 N 22nd Ave
Pasco, WA
HCV Welcome


Am Wehe Subdivision
Pasco, WA
HCV Welcome

Scattered Sites

201 W Margaret St
Pasco, WA

Stonegate Apartments

6102 N Road 68
Pasco, WA
HCV Welcome

Bishop Topel Haven

1534 E Spokane St
Pasco, WA
HCV Welcome

Silver Creek Apartments

9315 Chapel Hill Blvd
Pasco, WA
HCV Welcome

There are 11 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 974 affordable apartments for rent in Pasco. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 386 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Pasco, HUD housing programs support 106 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 588 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Pasco

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Pasco and Franklin County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pasco, Washington

Pasco, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 974
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 386
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.27%
Average Renter Household Size 3.53
Total Population 67,391
Housing Units 19,522
Average Household Size 3.43
Median Household Income $55,319 ±$3,189
Median Rent $820 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.62% ± 5.67pp

Population and Household Demographics

Pasco is a City in Franklin County, Washington with a population of 67,391. There are 19,522 households in the city with an average household size of 3.43 persons. 33.27% of households in Pasco are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pasco

The median gross income for households in Pasco is $55,319 a year, or $4,610 a month. The median rent for the city is $820 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pasco, a household making less than $2,733 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Pasco.1

Area Median Income In Pasco

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 Pasco, the AMI is calculated from all households within Franklin County.

In Pasco, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,000

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 Pasco

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 Pasco HUD Rental Assistance in Pasco

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,400 $18,750 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $39,000 $42,150 $45,250 $48,400 $51,500
80% of Median $43,700 $49,950 $56,200 $62,400 $67,400 $72,400 $77,400 $82,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Pasco

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2001 to 2007, 5 low income apartment communities containing 622 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Pasco 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 Pasco

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $32,760 $37,440 $42,120 $46,800 $50,580 $54,300 $58,080 $61,800

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 Pasco is $42,120 a year, or $3,510 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,510 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,053 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% $683 $731 $878 $1,014 $1,131 $1,249
60% $819 $878 $1,053 $1,217 $1,358 $1,499
Fair Market Rents in Pasco

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
$634 $778 $962 $1,307 $1,649