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Affordable Housing In Spokane
Spokane County, Washington

99 Low Income Apartment Communities In Spokane

Bel Franklin Apartments

225 N Division St
Spokane, Washington
$308-667
Studio-1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Casas Salvadas

704 S Sherman Street
Spokane, Washington
$225-425
Studio-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Wilton Apartments

156-1/2 S Browne St
Spokane, Washington
Income Based
Studio BR
Accepts Vouchers

Triplex Project

1714-31 E Desmet and 1708-30 E. Boone
Spokane, Washington
$425-502
1-2 BR
Accessible

Hidden Pines Apartments

9817 E 6th Ave
Spokane, Washington
$497-609
2-4 BR

Hoffman Apartments

3024 E Hoffman Avenue
Spokane, Washington
Income Based
1-2 BR

Kensington Court Apartments

152 S. Pine St.
Spokane, Washington
$350-650
Studio-2 BR

Rockwell Apartments

14521 E. Rockwell Avenue
Spokane, Washington
Income Based
2 BR

55th Avenue Apartments

3323 E 55th Avenue
Spokane, Washington
$590-799
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Accessible

Pioneer Park Place

424 W 7th Avenue
Spokane, Washington
$699
1 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Spokane

Housing Authority Programs
Spokane Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Spokane, Washington

There are 99 low income housing apartment communities offering 6,175 affordable apartments for rent in Spokane, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Spokane, Washington

Spokane features 2,096 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 Spokane, Washington

There are 4,079 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Spokane.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Spokane, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Spokane landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Spokane.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Spokane, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $819 and $1,001.

2020 Spokane, 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
Fair Market Rent $597 $696 $910 $1,305 $1,551
Payment Standard Range $537 to $657 $626 to $766 $819 to $1,001 $1,175 to $1,436 $1,396 to $1,706

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Spokane, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 99
Total Low Income Apartments 6,175
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 2,096
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.52%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $42,386 ±$1,139
Median Rent $747 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.86% ± 2.3pp
Total Population 210,695

Population and Household Demographics

Spokane is a city in Spokane County, Washington with a population of 210,695. There are 87,623 households in the city with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 44.52% of households in Spokane are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Spokane

The median gross income for households in Spokane is $42,386 a year, or $3,532 a month. The median rent for the city is $747 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Spokane, a household making less than $2,490 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Spokane.

Area Median Income In Spokane

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 Spokane, the AMI is calculated from all households within Spokane County.

In Spokane, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,500

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 Spokane

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 Spokane

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,250 $18,600 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,100 $31,000 $34,850 $38,700 $41,800 $44,900 $48,000 $51,100
80% of Median $43,350 $49,550 $55,750 $61,900 $66,900 $71,850 $76,800 $81,750