Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Snohomish, WA

Discover affordable housing in Snohomish where there are 4+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Woodlake Apartments

1120 13th St, Snohomish, Washington 98290

Woodlake Manor Apartments

1018 W. 13th St., Snohomish, Washington 98290

Soap Suds Row Apartments

209 Ave A, Snohomish, Washington 98290

Pilchuck Place

131 Avenue E, Snohomish, Washington 98290

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Snohomish, Washington
$33.81 (+208%) more than Washington minimum wage and $42.84 (+591%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Snohomish, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Snohomish, Washington.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs for Snohomish, Washington.

Go to the Washington Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Snohomish.

How many renters live in Snohomish, Washington?

The City of Snohomish has 10,133 people living in 4,330 households.

There are 3,897 renters living in 1,841 renter households in this City. Renters make up 38.46 percent of the population living in Snohomish.

What is the rental market like in Snohomish, Washington?

There are an estimated 4,599 housing units in the Snohomish area. Of these, 1,952 units are rental homes, making up 42 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Snohomish, Washington, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Snohomish?

The rental vacancy rate in Snohomish is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Snohomish for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Snohomish
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
167 493 719 371 74
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Snohomish

A large number of apartments in Snohomish have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Snohomish are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 45 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 16 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Snohomish

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $2,211 to $4,080. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $2,211
One BR $2,269
Two BR $2,645
Three BR $3,510
Four BR $4,080
2024 Fair Market Rents in Snohomish, Washington

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Snohomish?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 167 100 percent
One BR 468 95 percent
Two BR 459 64 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Snohomish, Washington

How many affordable rental units are in Snohomish?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Snohomish, Washington including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 139
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 30
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 58
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Snohomish, Washington

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Snohomish, Washington

Snohomish features 88 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 Snohomish, Washington

There are 10 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Snohomish.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Snohomish, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Snohomish landlords $1,100 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Snohomish.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Snohomish, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $2,381 and $2,910.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.