Affordable Housing In Renton
King County, Washington

34 Low Income Apartment Communities In Renton

Cedar River Terrace

51 Burnett Ave S
Renton, Washington
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

June Leonard Place

215 Whitworth Ave S
Renton, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Liberty Square

417 Williams Ave S
Renton, Washington
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Accessible

Golden Pines

2901 NE 10th Street
Renton, Washington
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Vantage Point Apartments (Phase 2)

17901 105th Pl SE
Renton, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Youngs Lake Commons

18923 115th Ln SE
Renton, Washington
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Hillcrest Terrace

1442 Hillcrest Lane NE
Renton, Washington
Income Based
1-2 BR

Cole Manor

2811 NE 4th Street
Renton, Washington
Income Based
2-4 BR

Evergreen Terrace

3027 NE 15th Street
Renton, Washington

Kirkland Avenue Townhomes

1518 Kirkland Ave NE
Renton, Washington
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Renton

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Renton, Washington

There are 34 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,535 affordable apartments for rent in Renton, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Renton, Washington

Renton features 335 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 Renton, Washington

There are 1,854 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Renton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Renton, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Renton landlords $2,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Renton.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Renton, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,889 and $2,309.

2020 Renton, 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
Fair Market Rent $1,627 $1,741 $2,099 $2,993 $3,524
Payment Standard Range $1,464 to $1,790 $1,567 to $1,915 $1,889 to $2,309 $2,694 to $3,292 $3,172 to $3,876

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Renton, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 34
Total Low Income Apartments 2,535
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 335
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $64,802 ±$2,609
Median Rent $1,195 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.59% ± 3.7pp
Total Population 97,234

Population and Household Demographics

Renton is a City in King County, Washington with a population of 97,234. There are 37,994 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 47.29% of households in Renton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Renton

The median gross income for households in Renton is $64,802 a year, or $5,400 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,195 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Renton, a household making less than $3,983 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Renton.1

Area Median Income In Renton

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 Renton, the AMI is calculated from all households within King County.

In Renton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $108,600

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 Renton

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 Renton

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,250 $26,600 $29,900 $33,200 $35,900 $38,550 $41,200 $43,850
50% of Median $38,750 $44,300 $49,850 $55,350 $59,800 $64,250 $68,650 $73,100
80% of Median $61,800 $70,600 $79,450 $88,250 $95,350 $102,400 $109,450 $116,500