Affordable Housing In Renton
King County, Washington

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Renton

Cedar River Terrace

51 Burnett Ave S
Renton, Washington
Income Based
1 BR

June Leonard Place

215 Whitworth Avenue South
Renton, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Cedar Park Apartments

412 Monroe Avenue Northeast
Renton, Washington
Studio-2 BR

Liberty Square

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

Cole Manor

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

Golden Pines

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

Vantage Point Apartments (Phase 2)

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

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

Evergreen Terrace

3027 NE 15th Street
Renton, Washington

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Renton, Washington

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Renton, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
Renton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
King County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Renton, Washington

There are 36 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,790 affordable apartments for rent in Renton, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Renton, Washington

Renton features 286 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 2,294 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 $1,840 and $2,248.

2022 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
Renton, Washington Fair Market Rent $1,674 $1,739 $2,044 $2,796 $3,285
Renton, Washington Payment Standard Range $1,507 to $1,841 $1,565 to $1,913 $1,840 to $2,248 $2,516 to $3,076 $2,957 to $3,614

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Renton, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 2,790
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 286
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.

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 $115,700

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 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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Renton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Renton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$40,500 $46,300 $52,100 $57,850 $62,500 $67,150 $71,750 $76,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Renton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$63,350 $72,400 $81,450 $90,500 $97,750 $105,000 $112,250 $119,500