Affordable Housing In Snohomish
Snohomish County, Washington

Waiting List Openings In Snohomish

Bakerview Apartments and Broadway Plaza Apartments Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

Grandview, Madrona Square, Pineview, Wiggums Park Place Project-Based Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Snohomish

Woodlake Manor I & II Apartments

1018 13th St
Snohomish, Washington
Income Based
1-2 BR

Woodlake Apartments

1120 13th St
Snohomish, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR

Pilchuck Place

131 Avenue E
Snohomish, Washington
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in 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.

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 Snohomish, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
Everett Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of Snohomish County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Snohomish, Washington

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 98 affordable apartments for rent in Snohomish, Washington.

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 $1,840 and $2,248.

2022 Snohomish, 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
Snohomish, Washington Fair Market Rent $1,674 $1,739 $2,044 $2,796 $3,285
Snohomish, Washington Payment Standard Range $1,507 to $1,841 $1,565 to $1,913 $1,840 to $2,248 $2,516 to $3,076 $2,957 to $3,614

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Snohomish, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 98
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 88
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $55,648 ±$4,742
Median Rent $939 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.8% ± 8.47pp
Total Population 9,437

Population and Household Demographics

Snohomish is a city in Snohomish County, Washington with a population of 9,437. There are 3,733 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 44.74% of households in Snohomish are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Snohomish

The median gross income for households in Snohomish is $55,648 a year, or $4,637 a month. The median rent for the city is $939 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Snohomish, a household making less than $3,130 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.8% of households who rent are overburdened in Snohomish.

Area Median Income In Snohomish

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Snohomish, the AMI is calculated from all households within Snohomish County.

In Snohomish, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $134,600

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 Snohomish

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 Snohomish

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Snohomish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$27,200 $31,050 $34,950 $38,800 $41,950 $45,050 $48,150 $51,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Snohomish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$45,300 $51,800 $58,250 $64,700 $69,900 $75,100 $80,250 $85,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Snohomish AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,750 $76,250 $85,800 $95,300 $102,950 $110,550 $118,200 $125,800