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Affordable Housing In Pierce County
Washington

134 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pierce County

The Woodmark

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

Tahoma View

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

Catalina Apartments

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

Wisteria Walk Apartments

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

Mason Avenue Apartments

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

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
Accepts Vouchers

Eliza Mccabe Townhomes

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

Hillside Garden Townhomes

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

University Commons

7602 46th Street West
University Place, Washington
$940-1,310
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Pierce County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Pierce County

Housing Authority Programs
Tacoma Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pierce County, Washington

There are 134 low income housing apartment communities offering 9,782 affordable apartments for rent in Pierce County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Pierce County, Washington

Pierce County features 3,076 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.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pierce County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 134
Total Low Income Apartments 9,782
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,076
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.1

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 $80,200

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,850 $19,250 $21,650 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $28,100 $32,100 $36,100 $40,100 $43,350 $46,550 $49,750 $52,950
80% of Median $44,950 $51,350 $57,750 $64,150 $69,300 $74,450 $79,550 $84,700

Cities In Pierce County

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City Listings Served By
Tacoma 98 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Tacoma are the Tacoma Housing Authority and Pierce County Housing Authority.
Gig Harbor 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gig Harbor is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Puyallup 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Puyallup is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Lakewood 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lakewood is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
South Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Hill is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Fife 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fife is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Graham 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Graham is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Eatonville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eatonville is the Pierce County Housing Authority.
Buckley 1
Sumner 2
Orting 1
Ford 1
University Place 3
Bonney Lake 2
Alder 0
Alderton 0
Anderson Island 0
Artondale 0
Ashford 0
Browns Point 0
Canterwood 0
Carbonado 0
Clear Lake 0
Clover Creek 0
Crocker 0
Dash Point 0
DuPont 0
Edgewood 1
Elbe 0
Elk Plain 0
Fife Heights 0
Fircrest 0
Fort Lewis 0
Fox Island 0
Frederickson 0
Greenwater 0
Herron Island 0
Home 0
Kapowsin 0
Ketron Island 0
Key Center 0
La Grande 0
Lake Tapps 0
Longbranch 0
McChord AFB 0
McKenna 0
McMillin 0
Maplewood 0
Midland 0
North Fort Lewis 0
North Puyallup 0
Parkland 2
Prairie Heights 0
Prairie Ridge 0
Purdy 0
Raft Island 0
Rosedale 0
Roy 1
Ruston 0
South Creek 0
South Prairie 0
Spanaway 0
Stansberry Lake 0
Steilacoom 0
Summit 0
Summit View 0
Vaughn 0
Waller 0
Wauna 0
Wilkeson 0
Wollochet 0