Affordable Housing In Pierce County
Washington

140 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pierce County

Norwegian Wood Apartments

3405 Erickson St
Gig Harbor, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

The Woodmark

2425 S 96th St
Tacoma, Washington
$811-965
1-2 BR

Tahoma View

11208 1st Avenue Ct E
Tacoma, Washington
Income Based
1-3 BR

Catalina Apartments

1616S Yakima Ave
Tacoma, Washington
Income Based
1-3 BR

Wisteria Walk Apartments

3615 112th St SW
Lakewood, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Mason Avenue Apartments

3808 S Mason Ave
Tacoma, Washington
$642-864
1-3 BR

Glacier Village

212 Glacier Ave N
Eatonville, Washington
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Bay Terrace

2550 S G St
Tacoma, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Eliza Mccabe Townhomes

2315 Yakima Ave
Tacoma, Washington
Income Based
2-3 BR

Hillside Garden Townhomes

1708 S G St
Tacoma, Washington
Income Based
1-3 BR

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Pierce County, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
Pierce County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pierce County, Washington

There are 140 low income housing apartment communities offering 9,869 affordable apartments for rent in Pierce County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Pierce County, Washington

Pierce County features 3,231 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 5,617 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 $1,336 and $1,632.

2022 Pierce County, 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
Pierce County, Washington Fair Market Rent $1,056 $1,162 $1,484 $2,108 $2,540
Pierce County, Washington Payment Standard Range $950 to $1,162 $1,046 to $1,278 $1,336 to $1,632 $1,897 to $2,319 $2,286 to $2,794

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pierce County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 140
Total Low Income Apartments 9,869
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,231
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $59,953 ±$619
Median Rent $1,029 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.96% ± 1.3pp
Total Population 821,952

Population and Household Demographics

Pierce County is a county in Washington with a population of 821,952. There are 303,586 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 39.01% of households in Pierce County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pierce County

The median gross income for households in Pierce County is $59,953 a year, or $4,996 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,029 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pierce County, a household making less than $3,430 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.96% of households who rent are overburdened in Pierce County.

Area Median Income In Pierce County

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.

In Pierce County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $91,100

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 Pierce County

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 Pierce County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Pierce County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,100 $21,800 $24,550 $27,250 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Pierce County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,800 $36,350 $40,900 $45,400 $49,050 $52,700 $56,300 $59,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Pierce County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$50,900 $58,150 $65,400 $72,650 $78,500 $84,300 $90,100 $95,900

Cities In Pierce County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Alder The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alder is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Alderton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alderton is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Anderson Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Anderson Island is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Artondale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Artondale is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Ashford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ashford is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Bonney Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bonney Lake is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Browns Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Browns Point is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Buckley The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buckley is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Canterwood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Canterwood is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Carbonado The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carbonado is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Clear Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clear Lake is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Clover Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clover Creek is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Crocker The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crocker is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Dash Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dash Point is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
DuPont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves DuPont is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Eatonville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eatonville is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Edgewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Edgewood is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Elbe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elbe is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Elk Plain The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elk Plain is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Fife The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fife is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Fife Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fife Heights is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Fircrest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fircrest is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Ford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ford is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Fort Lewis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fort Lewis is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Fox Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fox Island is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Frederickson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frederickson is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Gig Harbor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gig Harbor is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Graham The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Graham is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Greenwater The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greenwater is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Herron Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Herron Island is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Home The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Home is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Kapowsin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kapowsin is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Ketron Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ketron Island is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Key Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Key Center is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
La Grande The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Grande is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Lake Tapps The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Tapps is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Lakewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakewood is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Longbranch The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Longbranch is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Maplewood The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Maplewood is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
McChord AFB The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McChord AFB is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
McKenna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McKenna is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
McMillin The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McMillin is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Midland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Midland is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
North Fort Lewis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Fort Lewis is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
North Puyallup The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Puyallup is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Orting The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orting is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Parkland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parkland is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Prairie Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prairie Heights is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Prairie Ridge The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prairie Ridge is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Purdy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Purdy is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Puyallup The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Puyallup is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Raft Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Raft Island is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Rosedale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rosedale is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Roy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Roy is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Ruston The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ruston is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
South Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Creek is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
South Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Hill is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
South Prairie The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Prairie is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Spanaway The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spanaway is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Stansberry Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stansberry Lake is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Steilacoom The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Steilacoom is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Summit The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Summit is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Summit View The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Summit View is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Sumner The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sumner is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Tacoma The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tacoma are the Tacoma Housing Authority and Pierce County Housing Authority.
University Place The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves University Place is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Vaughn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vaughn is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Waller The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waller is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Wauna The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wauna is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Wilkeson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilkeson is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Wollochet The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wollochet is the Pierce County Housing Authority.