Affordable Housing In Skagit County
Washington

Affordable Housing programs support 704 income based apartments in Skagit County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 1,480 affordable apartments in Skagit County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Skagit County, Washington

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Skagit County. Go to the Washington Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Skagit County.

Murdock Court Apartments

123 North Murdock Street
Sedro-Woolley, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Alpine Ridge Apartments

401 N 17th Street
Mount Vernon, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Ridgeview Terrace

1500 William Way
Mount Vernon, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Harborview Anacortes Apartments

1110 27th Court
Anacortes, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Harbor Villa Apartments

401 E. State St.
La Conner, Washington
$720-780
1-2 BR

Sedro Villa Apartments

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

Woodgate Apartments

308 Woodgate Pl
Burlington, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Highland Greens Senior Apartments

3100 N 30th St
Mount Vernon, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Affordable

Kulshan Residences

2315 Kulshan View Dr
Mount Vernon, Washington
1 BR
Affordable

Olympic Apartments

1315 N 18th St
Mount Vernon, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Skagit County

View affordable apartments and waiting lists in cities near Skagit County

City Apartments
Affordable Housing In Anacortes, WA Affordable Housing programs support 8 apartment communities in Anacortes.
Affordable Housing In Burlington, WA Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Burlington.
Affordable Housing In Concrete, WA Affordable Housing programs support 1 apartment communities in Concrete.
Affordable Housing In La Conner, WA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in La Conner.
Affordable Housing In Mount Vernon, WA Affordable Housing programs support 20 apartment communities in Mount Vernon.
Affordable Housing In Sedro-Woolley, WA Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Sedro-Woolley.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Skagit County, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Skagit County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Washington Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Skagit County.

Skagit County, Washington Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Skagit County, Washington

Skagit County features 704 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 Skagit County, Washington

There are 1,480 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Skagit County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Skagit County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Skagit County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Skagit County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Skagit County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,266 and $1,548.

2023 Skagit 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
Skagit County, Washington Fair Market Rent $941 $1,111 $1,407 $2,000 $2,322
Skagit County, Washington Payment Standard Range $847 to $1,035 $1,000 to $1,222 $1,266 to $1,548 $1,800 to $2,200 $2,090 to $2,554

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Skagit County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 45
Total Low Income Apartments 2,292
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 704
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.23%
Average Renter Household Size 2.72
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $54,129 ±$1,535
Median Rent $954 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.98% ± 3.08pp
Total Population 119,343

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.

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 $86,100

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Skagit County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Skagit County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,100 $20,700 $23,300 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Skagit County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,150 $34,450 $38,750 $43,050 $46,500 $49,950 $53,400 $56,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Skagit County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,250 $55,150 $62,050 $68,900 $74,450 $79,950 $85,450 $90,950