Affordable Housing In Spokane County
Washington

148 Low Income Apartment Communities In Spokane County

Bel Franklin Apartments

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

Ponderosa Apartments

9314 E Montgomery Ave
Spokane Valley, Washington
Income Based
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Casas Salvadas

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

Catherine Johnson Court

6321 East Fourth Avenue
Spokane Valley, Washington
$345-830
2-3 BR

Wilton Apartments

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

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

Medical Lake

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

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Spokane County, 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 Spokane County, Washington

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Spokane County, Washington

There are 148 low income housing apartment communities offering 8,629 affordable apartments for rent in Spokane County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Spokane County, Washington

Spokane County features 3,167 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 County, Washington

There are 5,418 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Spokane County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Spokane County, Washington

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Spokane County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $930 and $1,136.

2022 Spokane County, 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
Spokane County, Washington Fair Market Rent $701 $795 $1,033 $1,467 $1,745
Spokane County, Washington Payment Standard Range $631 to $771 $716 to $875 $930 to $1,136 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,571 to $1,920

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Spokane County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 148
Total Low Income Apartments 8,629
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 3,167
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $50,079 ±$692
Median Rent $782 ±$8
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.45% ± 1.52pp
Total Population 480,832

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.

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 $77,100

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Spokane County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Spokane County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,250 $18,550 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Spokane County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,000 $30,850 $34,700 $38,550 $41,650 $44,750 $47,850 $50,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Spokane County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,200 $49,400 $55,550 $61,700 $66,650 $71,600 $76,550 $81,450

Cities In Spokane County

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