Low Income Apartments In San Juan County

Low Income Apartments In San Juan County

Rosewood Apartments

525 Perry Place
Friday Harbor, WA
1-3 BR

Harbor View Apartments

500 Tucker Avenue
Friday Harbor, WA
1-2 BR

Islewood Apartments

855 Guard Street
Friday Harbor, WA
1-2 BR

Orcas Longhouse Apartments

236 Prune Alley
Eastsound, WA
1 BR

Surina Meadows

535 Linder St
Friday Harbor, WA

Gerard Park

595 Linder St
Friday Harbor, WA

Friday Harbor Village

445 Carter Ave
Friday Harbor, WA
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There are 7 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 122 affordable apartments for rent in San Juan County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 96 apartments that set rent based on your income. In San Juan County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 26 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Guide To Affordable Housing in San Juan County, Washington

San Juan County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 122
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 96
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.55%
Average Renter Household Size 1.97
Total Population 15,956
Housing Units 7,708
Average Household Size 2.04
Median Household Income $55,960 ±$2,229
Median Rent $962 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.44% ± 4.12pp

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.1

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 $76,900

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 San Juan County 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 $16,150 $18,450 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,950 $30,800 $34,650 $38,450 $41,550 $44,650 $47,700 $50,800
80% of Median $43,050 $49,200 $55,350 $61,500 $66,450 $71,350 $76,300 $81,200
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in San Juan County

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

From 1990 to 1999, 5 low income apartment communities containing 115 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in San Juan County 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 San Juan County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $32,340 $36,960 $41,580 $46,140 $49,860 $53,580 $57,240 $60,960

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 San Juan County is $41,580 a year, or $3,465 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,465 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,040 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% $674 $722 $866 $1,000 $1,116 $1,231
60% $809 $866 $1,040 $1,200 $1,340 $1,478
Fair Market Rents in San Juan County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$828 $926 $1,225 $1,632 $1,779

Cities In San Juan County

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Friday Harbor 6
Eastsound 1