Affordable Housing In Pullman
Whitman County, Washington

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pullman

Palouse Trace Apartments

375 NE Terre View Drive
Pullman, WA
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Pioneer Square Apartments

220 SE Kamiaken
Pullman, WA
Call For Rent
1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Kenwood Square

1225 NW Nye St
Pullman, WA

Terre View Apartments

555 NE Terre View Drive
Pullman, WA
HCV Welcome

Tomason Place II Apartments

755 NE Terre View Drive
Pullman, WA
HCV Welcome

Tomason Place

685 NE Terre View Dr
Pullman, WA
HCV Welcome

Outlook, The

620 NE Kamiaken St
Pullman, WA
HCV Welcome

Northwood Manor

1590 NE Northwood Dr
Pullman, WA
HCV Welcome

Bellevue Duplexes

1750 SE Johnson Ave
Pullman, WA
HCV Welcome
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Housing Authorities that serve Pullman

Housing Authority Programs
Community Action Center Whitman Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pullman, Washington

According to federal housing data and research, there are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 344 affordable apartments for rent in Pullman, Washington. Pullman features 84 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 260 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pullman.

Pullman, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 344
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 84
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 71.44%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $26,228 ±$1,523
Median Rent $710 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 63.04% ± 4.48pp
Total Population 31,502

Population and Household Demographics

Pullman is a City in Whitman County, Washington with a population of 31,502. There are 10,732 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 71.44% of households in Pullman are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pullman

The median gross income for households in Pullman is $26,228 a year, or $2,186 a month. The median rent for the city is $710 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pullman, a household making less than $2,367 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 63.04% of households who rent are overburdened in Pullman.1

Area Median Income In Pullman

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 Pullman, the AMI is calculated from all households within Whitman County.

In Pullman, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,600

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 Pullman

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 Pullman HUD Rental Assistance in Pullman

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,050 $17,200 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
80% of Median $40,150 $45,850 $51,600 $57,300 $61,900 $66,500 $71,100 $75,650
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Pullman

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1996 to 2007, 4 low income apartment communities containing 234 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Pullman by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Pullman

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
60% of Median $30,120 $34,380 $38,700 $42,960 $46,440 $49,860 $53,280 $56,760

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Pullman is $38,700 a year, or $3,225 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,225 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $968 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $628 $672 $806 $931 $1,039 $1,146
60% $753 $806 $968 $1,118 $1,247 $1,376
Fair Market Rents in Pullman

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$629 $703 $880 $1,269 $1,545