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Affordable Housing In San Juan County

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In San Juan County

Rosewood Apartments

525 Perry Place
Friday Harbor, Washington
1-3 BR

April's Grove

North Beach Road
Eastsound, Washington
Studio-3 BR

Harbor View Apartments

500 Tucker Avenue
Friday Harbor, Washington
1-2 BR

Islewood Apartments

855 Guard Street
Friday Harbor, Washington
1-2 BR

Orcas Longhouse Apartments

236 Prune Alley
Eastsound, Washington
1 BR

Surina Meadows

535 Linder St
Friday Harbor, Washington

Gerard Park

595 Linder St
Friday Harbor, Washington

Friday Harbor Village

445 Carter Ave
Friday Harbor, Washington
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Guide To Affordable Housing in San Juan County, Washington

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 167 affordable apartments for rent in San Juan County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in San Juan County, Washington

San Juan County features 96 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 San Juan County, Washington

There are 71 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in San Juan County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in San Juan County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay San Juan County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in San Juan County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in San Juan County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,109 and $1,355.

2020 San Juan County, 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 $803 $935 $1,232 $1,669 $1,923
Payment Standard Range $723 to $883 $842 to $1,029 $1,109 to $1,355 $1,502 to $1,836 $1,731 to $2,115

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

San Juan County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 167
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 96
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.55%
Average Renter Household Size 1.97
Average Household Size 2.04
Median Household Income $55,960 ±$2,229
Median Rent $962 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.44% ± 4.12pp
Total Population 15,956

Population and Household Demographics

San Juan County is a county in Washington with a population of 15,956. There are 7,708 households in the county with an average household size of 2.04 persons. 28.55% of households in San Juan County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in San Juan County

The median gross income for households in San Juan County is $55,960 a year, or $4,663 a month. The median rent for the county is $962 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In San Juan County, a household making less than $3,207 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.44% of households who rent are overburdened in San Juan County.

Area Median Income In San Juan County

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.

In San Juan County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,400

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 San Juan County

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 San Juan County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,450 $18,800 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,450 $31,400 $35,300 $39,200 $42,350 $45,500 $48,650 $51,750
80% of Median $43,900 $50,200 $56,450 $62,700 $67,750 $72,750 $77,750 $82,800

Cities In San Juan County

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