Affordable Housing In Pierce County
134 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pierce County
Housing Authorities that serve Pierce County
|Pierce County Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Other Housing Authorities located in Pierce County
|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|
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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