Low Income Apartments In Skamania County
Washington

Low Income Apartments In Skamania County

Cascade Village Apartments

530 NW Viewpoint Dr
Stevenson, WA
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Rock Creek Terrace

501 SW Rock Creek Dr
Stevenson, WA
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

White Cap

515 NW Cheri Ln
Stevenson, WA

Hamilton Park

30 Postage Dr
North Bonneville, WA
HCV Welcome
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There are 4 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 132 affordable apartments for rent in Skamania County, Washington. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 36 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 36 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Skamania County. There are 96 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Guide To Affordable Housing in Skamania County, Washington

Skamania County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 132
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 36
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.63%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Total Population 11,243
Housing Units 4,495
Average Household Size 2.49
Median Household Income $52,374 ±$5,301
Median Rent $716 ±$40
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.84% ± 6.93pp

Population and Household Demographics

Skamania County is a County in Washington with a population of 11,243. There are 4,495 households in the county with an average household size of 2.49 persons. 29.63% of households in Skamania County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Skamania County

The median gross income for households in Skamania County is $52,374 a year, or $4,365 a month. The median rent for the county is $716 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Skamania County, a household making less than $2,387 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Skamania County.1

Area Median Income In Skamania 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 Skamania County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,400

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 Skamania 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 Skamania County HUD Rental Assistance in Skamania County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,100 $19,550 $22,000 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $28,500 $32,600 $36,650 $40,700 $44,000 $47,250 $50,500 $53,750
80% of Median $45,600 $52,100 $58,600 $65,100 $70,350 $75,550 $80,750 $85,950
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Skamania County

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

From 2005 to 2005, 1 low income apartment communities containing 39 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Skamania 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 Skamania County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $34,200 $39,120 $43,980 $48,840 $52,800 $56,700 $60,600 $64,500

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 Skamania County is $43,980 a year, or $3,665 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,665 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,100 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% $713 $764 $916 $1,059 $1,181 $1,303
60% $855 $917 $1,100 $1,271 $1,418 $1,564
Fair Market Rents in Skamania 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
$1,131 $1,234 $1,441 $2,084 $2,531

Cities In Skamania County

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Stevenson 3
North Bonneville 1
Carson 0