Affordable Housing In Shoreline
King County, Washington

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Shoreline

Compass at Ronald Commons

17920 Linden Ave N
Shoreline, Washington
Studio-3 BR

Ballinger Homes

2200 N.E. 201st Place
Shoreline, Washington
Call For Rent
1-5 BR
Family & Senior

Henry House

351 NW Richmond Beach Rd
Shoreline, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Paramount House

1750 NE 145th St
Shoreline, Washington
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

The Lake House

18026 Midvale Ave N
Shoreline, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR

Northridge II

1530 NE 177th St
Shoreline, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR

Highlands East

700 NW 185th Street
Shoreline, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR

Cristwood Retirement Community

19303 Fremont Ave N, MS 85
Shoreline, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR


Shoreline, Washington

Colonial Gardens

15001 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, Washington

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

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Shoreline, Washington

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,657 affordable apartments for rent in Shoreline, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Shoreline, Washington

Shoreline features 601 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 Shoreline, Washington

There are 1,056 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Shoreline.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Shoreline, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Shoreline landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Shoreline.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Shoreline, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,840 and $2,248.

2022 Shoreline, 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
Shoreline, Washington Fair Market Rent $1,674 $1,739 $2,044 $2,796 $3,285
Shoreline, 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.

Shoreline, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 1,657
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 601
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.34%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $66,020 ±$2,720
Median Rent $1,166 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.78% ± 4.17pp
Total Population 54,774

Population and Household Demographics

Shoreline is a city in King County, Washington with a population of 54,774. There are 21,668 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 37.34% of households in Shoreline are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Shoreline

The median gross income for households in Shoreline is $66,020 a year, or $5,502 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,166 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Shoreline, a household making less than $3,887 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Shoreline.

Area Median Income In Shoreline

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

In Shoreline, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $134,600

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 Shoreline

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 Shoreline

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Shoreline AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$27,200 $31,050 $34,950 $38,800 $41,950 $45,050 $48,150 $51,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Shoreline AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$45,300 $51,800 $58,250 $64,700 $69,900 $75,100 $80,250 $85,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Shoreline AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,750 $76,250 $85,800 $95,300 $102,950 $110,550 $118,200 $125,800