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Affordable Housing In Port Orchard
Kitsap County, Washington

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Port Orchard

Conifer Ridge

1721 Fircrest Dr SE
Port Orchard, Washington
$855-878
1 BR

Cedar Heights Apartments

333 Lippert Dr W
Port Orchard, Washington
Subsidized

Kitsap Peninsula

902 Harrison Ave
Port Orchard, Washington
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Olympic Pointe Apartments

3100 Orlando St
Port Orchard, Washington

Village Green Apartments

3883 Madrona Dr SE
Port Orchard, Washington
Subsidized

Madrona Manor

3900 Madrona Dr SE
Port Orchard, Washington

Conifer Woods Port Orchard Valley

4698 SE Conifer Park Dr
Port Orchard, Washington

Heritage Apartments

105 Lippert Dr W
Port Orchard, Washington

Horning Project

1436 Dwight St
Port Orchard, Washington

Viewmont Apartments

1900 Pioneer Ln SE
Port Orchard, Washington

Housing Authorities that serve Port Orchard

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Kitsap Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Bremerton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Port Orchard, Washington

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 706 affordable apartments for rent in Port Orchard, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Port Orchard, Washington

Port Orchard features 129 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 Port Orchard, Washington

There are 577 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Port Orchard.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Port Orchard, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Port Orchard landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Port Orchard.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Port Orchard, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,331 and $1,627.

2021 Port Orchard, 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
Port Orchard, Washington Fair Market Rent $976 $1,141 $1,479 $2,074 $2,397
Port Orchard, Washington Payment Standard Range $878 to $1,074 $1,027 to $1,255 $1,331 to $1,627 $1,867 to $2,281 $2,157 to $2,637

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Port Orchard, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 706
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 129
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.9%
Average Renter Household Size 2.66
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $62,587 ±$8,512
Median Rent $1,048 ±$79
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.31% ± 10.37pp
Total Population 13,004

Population and Household Demographics

Port Orchard is a city in Kitsap County, Washington with a population of 13,004. There are 4,650 households in the city with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 40.9% of households in Port Orchard are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Port Orchard

The median gross income for households in Port Orchard is $62,587 a year, or $5,216 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,048 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Port Orchard, a household making less than $3,493 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Port Orchard.

Area Median Income In Port Orchard

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 Port Orchard, the AMI is calculated from all households within Kitsap County.

In Port Orchard, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $91,700

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 Port Orchard

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 Port Orchard

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Port Orchard AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,250 $22,000 $24,750 $27,500 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Port Orchard AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,100 $36,700 $41,300 $45,850 $49,550 $53,200 $56,900 $60,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Port Orchard AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,350 $58,700 $66,050 $73,350 $79,250 $85,100 $91,000 $96,850