Affordable Housing In Skagit County
Washington

44 Low Income Apartment Communities In 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
Subsidized

Ridgeview Terrace

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

Harborview Anacortes Apartments

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

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
Subsidized

Kulshan Residences

2323 Kulshan View Dr
Mount Vernon, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Olympic Apartments

1315 N 18th St
Mount Vernon, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Skagit Village Apartments

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

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Skagit County, Washington

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Skagit County, Washington

There are 44 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,245 affordable apartments for rent in Skagit County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Skagit County, Washington

Skagit County features 764 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 1,373 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 $1,176 and $1,438.

2022 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 $868 $1,035 $1,307 $1,857 $2,176
Skagit County, Washington Payment Standard Range $781 to $955 $932 to $1,139 $1,176 to $1,438 $1,671 to $2,043 $1,958 to $2,394

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Skagit County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 44
Total Low Income Apartments 2,245
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 764
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 $83,200

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.
$17,300 $19,800 $22,250 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
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.
$28,850 $32,950 $37,050 $41,150 $44,450 $47,750 $51,050 $54,350
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.
$46,100 $52,650 $59,250 $65,800 $71,100 $76,350 $81,600 $86,900

Cities In Skagit County

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