Affordable Housing In Skagit County
42 Low Income Apartment Communities In Skagit County
Housing Authorities that serve Skagit County
|Housing Authority of Skagit County||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Other Housing Authorities located in Skagit County
|Anacortes Housing Authority||Public Housing|
|HA City of Sedro Woolley||Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Skagit County, Washington
There are 42 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,264 affordable apartments for rent in Skagit County, Washington.
Income Based Apartments in Skagit County, Washington
Skagit County features 820 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 1,397 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.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Skagit County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||42|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,264|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||820|
|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|
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 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|
Cities In Skagit County
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|Mount Vernon||19||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Vernon is the Housing Authority of Skagit County.|
|Burlington||6||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.|