Affordable Housing In Soap Lake
Grant County, Washington

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Soap Lake

Camas Court

23 2nd Ave SW
Soap Lake, Washington

Soap Lake

327 Division St S
Soap Lake, Washington
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Soap Lake, 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 Soap Lake, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Grant County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Soap Lake, Washington

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 57 affordable apartments for rent in Soap Lake, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Soap Lake, Washington

Soap Lake features 57 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 Soap Lake, Washington

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Soap Lake.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Soap Lake, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Soap Lake landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Soap Lake.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Soap Lake, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $788 and $964.

2022 Soap Lake, 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
Soap Lake, Washington Fair Market Rent $597 $701 $876 $1,244 $1,424
Soap Lake, Washington Payment Standard Range $537 to $657 $631 to $771 $788 to $964 $1,120 to $1,368 $1,282 to $1,566

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Soap Lake, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 57
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 57
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $28,800 ±$8,935
Median Rent $479 ±$59
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.65% ± 12.24pp
Total Population 1,766

Population and Household Demographics

Soap Lake is a city in Grant County, Washington with a population of 1,766. There are 746 households in the city with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 42.36% of households in Soap Lake are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Soap Lake

The median gross income for households in Soap Lake is $28,800 a year, or $2,400 a month. The median rent for the city is $479 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Soap Lake, a household making less than $1,597 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Soap Lake.

Area Median Income In Soap Lake

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 Soap Lake, the AMI is calculated from all households within Grant County.

In Soap Lake, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,900

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 Soap Lake

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 Soap Lake

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Soap Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,750 $19,150 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Soap Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,900 $31,850 $35,850 $39,800 $43,000 $46,200 $49,400 $52,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Soap Lake AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,600 $51,000 $57,350 $63,700 $68,800 $73,900 $79,000 $84,100