Affordable Housing In Skagit County
Washington

43 Low Income Apartment Communities In Skagit County

Harborview Anacortes Apartments

1110 27th Court
Anacortes, WA
$594-851
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Harbor Villa Apartments

401 E. State St.
La Conner, WA
$720-780
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Sedro Villa Apartments

829 Reed St
Sedro-woolley, WA
$638-720
1-2 BR

Murdock Court Apartments

123 North Murdock Street
Sedro-woolley, WA
$620-775
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Alpine Ridge Apartments

401 N 17th Street
Mount Vernon, WA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Kulshan Residences

2323 Kulshan View Dr
Mount Vernon, WA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Olympic Apartments

1315 N 18th St
Mount Vernon, WA
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Ridgeview Terrace Apts

1500, 1530, 1600 William Way
Mount Vernon, WA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Skagit Village Apartments

2107 N Laventure Rd
Mount Vernon, WA
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Fircrest Apartments

1826 E Belair Dr
Mount Vernon, WA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 43 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,308 affordable apartments for rent in Skagit County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 864 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Skagit County, HUD housing programs support 153 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,397 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Skagit County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Skagit County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Other Housing Authorities located in Skagit County

Housing Authority Programs
Anacortes Housing Authority Public Housing
HA City of Sedro Woolley Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Skagit County, Washington

Skagit County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 43
Total Low Income Apartments 2,308
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 864
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Total Population 119,343
Housing Units 45,841
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $54,129 ±$1,535
Median Rent $954 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.98% ± 3.08pp

Population and Household Demographics

Skagit County is a County in Washington with a population of 119,343. There are 45,841 households in the county with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 33.23% of households in Skagit County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Skagit County

The median gross income for households in Skagit County is $54,129 a year, or $4,511 a month. The median rent for the county is $954 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Skagit County, a household making less than $3,180 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Skagit County.1

Area Median Income In Skagit 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 Skagit County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,100

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 Skagit 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 Skagit County HUD Rental Assistance in Skagit County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,000 $18,250 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,600 $30,400 $34,200 $38,000 $41,050 $44,100 $47,150 $50,200
80% of Median $42,600 $48,650 $54,750 $60,800 $65,700 $70,550 $75,400 $80,300
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Skagit County

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

From 1989 to 2009, 27 low income apartment communities containing 1,534 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Skagit 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 Skagit County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $31,920 $36,480 $41,040 $45,600 $49,260 $52,920 $56,580 $60,240

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 Skagit County is $41,040 a year, or $3,420 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,420 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,026 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% $665 $713 $855 $988 $1,103 $1,217
60% $798 $855 $1,026 $1,186 $1,323 $1,460
Fair Market Rents in Skagit 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
$671 $778 $994 $1,421 $1,622

Cities In Skagit County

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City Listings Served By
Mount Vernon 19 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Vernon is the Housing Authority of Skagit County.
Burlington 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burlington is the Housing Authority of Skagit County.
Anacortes 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Anacortes are the Anacortes Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Skagit County.
La Conner 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves La Conner is the Housing Authority of Skagit County.
Concrete 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Concrete is the Housing Authority of Skagit County.
Sedro-woolley 6
Alger 0
Bay View 0
Big Lake 0
Clear Lake 0
Conway 0
Edison 0
Hamilton 0
Lake Cavanaugh 0
Lake McMurray 0
Lyman 0
Marblemount 0
Rockport 0