Affordable Housing In Snohomish County
Washington

141 Low Income Apartment Communities In Snohomish County

Lynn Crest Senior Apartments

4629 194th St SW
Lynnwood, WA
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Cascade Apartments

106 W Wallace
Granite Falls, WA
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible

Woodlake Manor Apartments

1018 13th St
Snohomish, WA
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Pilchuck I Apartments

1724 Grove St
Marysville, WA
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Subsidized

Island View Apartments

7930 272nd NW
Stanwood, WA
$652-692
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Scandia Village Apartments

8401 Henning Dr.
Stanwood, WA
$569-619
1-3 BR

Monroe Villa Apartments

601 W Elizabeth St
Monroe, WA
Income Based
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Colby Crest Apartments

2513 Colby Ave
Everett, WA
$1125
1 BR
HCV Welcome

Lynn Woods Senior Apartments

4705 194th St SW
Lynnwood, WA
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Glenwood Apartments

9808 Fourth Street NE
Lake Stevens, WA
$604-621
1-2 BR

There are 141 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 11,378 affordable apartments for rent in Snohomish County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 2,652 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Snohomish County, HUD housing programs support 882 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 8,596 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Snohomish County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Snohomish County, Washington

Snohomish County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 141
Total Low Income Apartments 11,378
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 2,652
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.03%
Average Renter Household Size 2.55
Total Population 746,653
Housing Units 274,766
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $70,722 ±$817
Median Rent $1,153 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.43% ± 1.4pp

Population and Household Demographics

Snohomish County is a County in Washington with a population of 746,653. There are 274,766 households in the county with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 34.03% of households in Snohomish County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Snohomish County

The median gross income for households in Snohomish County is $70,722 a year, or $5,894 a month. The median rent for the county is $1,153 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Snohomish County, a household making less than $3,843 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.43% of households who rent are overburdened in Snohomish County.1

Area Median Income In Snohomish 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 Snohomish County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $108,600

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 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 Snohomish County HUD Rental Assistance in Snohomish County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,250 $26,600 $29,900 $33,200 $35,900 $38,550 $41,200 $43,850
50% of Median $38,750 $44,300 $49,850 $55,350 $59,800 $64,250 $68,650 $73,100
80% of Median $61,800 $70,600 $79,450 $88,250 $95,350 $102,400 $109,450 $116,500
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Snohomish County

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

From 1987 to 2009, 59 low income apartment communities containing 6,171 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Snohomish 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 Snohomish County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $46,500 $53,160 $59,820 $66,420 $71,760 $77,100 $82,380 $87,720

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 Snohomish County is $59,820 a year, or $4,985 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,985 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,496 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% $969 $1,038 $1,246 $1,439 $1,606 $1,772
60% $1,163 $1,246 $1,496 $1,727 $1,928 $2,126
Fair Market Rents in Snohomish 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
$1,416 $1,557 $1,899 $2,733 $3,228

Cities In Snohomish County

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City Listings Served By
Everett 53 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Everett are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Lynnwood 23 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lynnwood are the Housing Authority of Snohomish County and Everett Housing Authority.
Monroe 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monroe are the Housing Authority of Snohomish County and Everett Housing Authority.
Marysville 18 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Marysville are the Housing Authority of Snohomish County and Everett Housing Authority.
Lake Stevens 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Stevens are the Housing Authority of Snohomish County and Everett Housing Authority.
Mill Creek 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mill Creek are the Housing Authority of Snohomish County and Everett Housing Authority.
Stanwood 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Stanwood are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Granite Falls 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Granite Falls are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Mountlake Terrace 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mountlake Terrace are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Arlington 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Arlington are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Edmonds 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Edmonds are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Snohomish 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Snohomish are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Sultan 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sultan are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Alderwood Manor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Alderwood Manor are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Arlington Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Arlington Heights are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Bothell East 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bothell East are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Bothell West 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bothell West are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Brier 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brier are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Bryant 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bryant are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Bunk Foss 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bunk Foss are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Canyon Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Canyon Creek are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Cathcart 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cathcart are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Cavalero 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cavalero are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Chain Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chain Lake are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Clearview 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Clearview are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Darrington 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Darrington are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Eastmont 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Eastmont are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Esperance 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Esperance are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Fobes Hill 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Fobes Hill are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Gold Bar 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gold Bar are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Hat Island 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Hat Island are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
High Bridge 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve High Bridge are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Index 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Index are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Lake Bosworth 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Bosworth are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Lake Cassidy 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Cassidy are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Lake Ketchum 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Ketchum are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Lake Roesiger 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Roesiger are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Lake Stickney 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lake Stickney are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Larch Way 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Larch Way are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Lochsloy 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lochsloy are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Machias 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Machias are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Maltby 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Maltby are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Martha Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Martha Lake are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
May Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve May Creek are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Meadowdale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Meadowdale are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Mill Creek East 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mill Creek East are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Monroe North 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Monroe North are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Mukilteo 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Mukilteo are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
North Lynnwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Lynnwood are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
North Marysville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Marysville are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
North Sultan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve North Sultan are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Northwest Stanwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Northwest Stanwood are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Oso 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oso are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Picnic Point 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Picnic Point are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Silvana 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Silvana are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Silver Firs 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Silver Firs are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Sisco Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sisco Heights are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Startup 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Startup are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Sunday Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sunday Lake are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Swede Heaven 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Swede Heaven are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Three Lakes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Three Lakes are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Verlot 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Verlot are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Warm Beach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Warm Beach are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Woods Creek 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woods Creek are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.
Woodway 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Woodway are the Everett Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Snohomish County.