Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Pierce County, WA

Discover affordable housing in Pierce County where there are 142+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Crown Pointe Apartments

2611 84th Street Ct S, Lakewood, Washington 98499

bed 1-3
payment $1229-1331/mo.

Sienna Park Apartments

10710 17th Ave South, Tacoma, Washington 98444

bed 1-3
payment $1121-1378/mo.

University Commons

7602 46th Street West, University Place, Washington 98466

bed 1-2
payment $940-1310/mo.

Mason Avenue Apartments

3808 S Mason Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98409

bed 1-3
payment $642-864/mo.

Parkland Manor

1756 106th St S, Tacoma, Washington 98444

bed 1-3
payment $649-1395/mo.

The Woodmark

2425 S 96th St, Tacoma, Washington 98444

bed 1-2
payment $811-965/mo.

Catalina Apartments

1616S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98405

bed 1-3

Bay Terrace

2550 S G St, Tacoma, Washington 98405

bed 1-3

Lakewood Meadows Apartments

5228 112th St SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499

bed 1-2


1809 105th St Ct S, Tacoma, Washington 98444

bed 1-3

Glacier Village

212 Glacier Ave N, Eatonville, Washington 98328

bed 1-2

Eliza Mccabe Townhomes

2315 Yakima Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98405

bed 2-3

Hillside Garden Townhomes

1708 S G St, Tacoma, Washington 98405

bed 1-3

White River Senior Housing

420 Spiketon Rd, Buckley, Washington 98321

bed 1-2

Fern Hill Terrace

214 S. 80th Street #A, Tacoma, Washington 98408

bed 2-3

Marymount Manor Apartments

317 152nd Street East, Tacoma, Washington 98445

bed 1

Orchard West Apartments

4866 S 48th St, Tacoma, Washington 98409

bed 2-4
payment $951-1486/mo.

Hillside Terrace 2300 Block

2330 South G St, Tacoma, Washington 98405

bed 1-3

Winthrop Apartments

776 Commerce St, Tacoma, Washington 98402

6th Avenue Apartments

2302 6th Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98403

bed 1
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switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Pierce County, Washington

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Pierce County, Washington
$21.35 (+131%) more than Washington minimum wage and $30.38 (+419%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Pierce 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Pierce County, Washington.

Go to the Washington Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Pierce County.

How many renters live in Pierce County, Washington?

The County of Pierce County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 31.75 percent of the population living in Pierce County.

What is the rental market like in Pierce County, Washington?

There are an estimated housing units in the Pierce County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Pierce County, Washington, there are 1.06 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Pierce County?

The rental vacancy rate in Pierce County is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Pierce County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Pierce County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
6,511 29,566 53,277 27,639 6,158
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Pierce County

A large number of apartments in Pierce County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Pierce County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $1,430 to $3,236. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $1,430
One BR $1,603
Two BR $1,987
Three BR $2,800
Four BR $3,236
2024 Fair Market Rents in Pierce County, Washington

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Pierce County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 4,692 72 percent
One BR 17,011 58 percent
Two BR 17,763 33 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Pierce County, Washington

How many affordable rental units are in Pierce County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Pierce County, Washington including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Pierce County, Washington

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Pierce County, Washington

Pierce County features 3,135 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 Pierce County, Washington

There are 6,072 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pierce County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pierce County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pierce County landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Pierce County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pierce County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,788 and $2,186.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.