Low Income Apartments In Spokane County
Washington

Low Income Apartments In Spokane County

Bel Franklin Apartments

225 N. Division Street
Spokane, WA
$308-667
Studio-1 BR
HCV Welcome

Casas Salvadas

704 S Sherman Street
Spokane, WA
$225-425
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Catherine Johnson Court

6321 East Fourth Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA
$345-830
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Wilton Apartments

156-1/2 S Browne St
Spokane, WA
Income Based
Studio BR
HCV Welcome

Triplex Project

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

Hidden Pines Apartments

9817 E 6th Avenue
Spokane, WA
$497-609
2-4 BR

Medical Lake

226-228 N. Washington Street
Medical Lake, WA
$271-416
1-2 BR

Hoffman Apartments

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

Kensington Court Apartments

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

Rockwell Apartments

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

There are 142 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 8,498 affordable apartments for rent in Spokane County, Washington. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 3,189 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 2,144 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Spokane County. There are 5,309 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Spokane County

Housing Authority Programs
Spokane Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Spokane County, Washington

Spokane County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 142
Total Low Income Apartments 8,498
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 3,189
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Total Population 480,832
Housing Units 189,471
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $50,079 ±$692
Median Rent $782 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.45% ± 1.52pp

Population and Household Demographics

Spokane County is a County in Washington with a population of 480,832. There are 189,471 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 37.14% of households in Spokane County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Spokane County

The median gross income for households in Spokane County is $50,079 a year, or $4,173 a month. The median rent for the county is $782 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Spokane County, a household making less than $2,607 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Spokane County.1

Area Median Income In Spokane 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 Spokane County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,200

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 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 Spokane County HUD Rental Assistance in Spokane County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,700 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
80% of Median $36,550 $41,750 $46,950 $52,150 $56,350 $60,500 $64,700 $68,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Spokane 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, 38 low income apartment communities containing 4,452 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Spokane 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 Spokane County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $27,420 $31,320 $35,220 $39,120 $42,300 $45,420 $48,540 $51,660

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 Spokane County is $35,220 a year, or $2,935 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,935 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $881 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% $571 $612 $734 $848 $946 $1,044
60% $686 $734 $881 $1,018 $1,136 $1,253
Fair Market Rents in Spokane 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
$569 $669 $885 $1,266 $1,484

Cities In Spokane County

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City Listings Served By
Spokane 98 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spokane is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Deer Park 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deer Park is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Spokane Valley 23 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spokane Valley is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Cheney 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cheney is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Airway Heights 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Airway Heights is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Liberty Lake 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Liberty Lake is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Medical Lake 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Medical Lake is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Country Homes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Country Homes is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Fairchild AFB 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairchild AFB is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Fairfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairfield is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Fairwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairwood is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Four Lakes 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Four Lakes is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Green Bluff 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green Bluff is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Latah 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Latah is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Mead 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mead is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Millwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millwood is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Otis Orchards East Farms 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Otis Orchards East Farms is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Rockford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rockford is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Spangle 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spangle is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Town and Country 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Town and Country is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Waverly 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waverly is the Spokane Housing Authority.
Otis Orchards-East Farms 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Otis Orchards-East Farms is the Spokane Housing Authority.