Affordable Housing In Ryderwood
Cowlitz County, Washington

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

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Opportunities of South West Washington Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ryderwood, Washington

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Ryderwood, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Ryderwood, Washington

Ryderwood features 0 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 Ryderwood, Washington

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ryderwood.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ryderwood, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ryderwood landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Ryderwood.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ryderwood, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $950 and $1,161.

2022 Ryderwood, 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
Ryderwood, Washington Fair Market Rent $707 $808 $1,055 $1,499 $1,806
Ryderwood, Washington Payment Standard Range $636 to $778 $727 to $889 $950 to $1,161 $1,349 to $1,649 $1,625 to $1,987

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ryderwood, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 12.82%
Average Renter Household Size 1.45
Average Household Size 1.80
Median Household Income $42,778 ±$16,296
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 0% ± 120pp
Total Population 281

Population and Household Demographics

Ryderwood is a city in Cowlitz County, Washington with a population of 281. There are 156 households in the city with an average household size of 1.80 persons. 12.82% of households in Ryderwood are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ryderwood

The median gross income for households in Ryderwood is $42,778 a year, or $3,565 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ryderwood, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 0% of households who rent are overburdened in Ryderwood.

Area Median Income In Ryderwood

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 Ryderwood, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cowlitz County.

In Ryderwood, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,100

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 Ryderwood

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 Ryderwood

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ryderwood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,750 $19,150 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ryderwood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,900 $31,850 $35,850 $39,800 $43,000 $46,200 $49,400 $52,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ryderwood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,600 $51,000 $57,350 $63,700 $68,800 $73,900 $79,000 $84,100