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Affordable Housing In Sprague
Lincoln County, Washington

Housing Authorities that serve Sprague

Housing Authority Programs
Rural Resources Community Action Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sprague, Washington

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Sprague, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Sprague, Washington

Sprague features 0 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 Sprague, Washington

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sprague, Washington

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sprague, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $653 and $799.

2020 Sprague, 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 $473 $551 $726 $1,020 $1,210
Payment Standard Range $426 to $520 $496 to $606 $653 to $799 $918 to $1,122 $1,089 to $1,331

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sprague, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 14.17%
Average Renter Household Size 3.06
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $31,250 ±$4,961
Median Rent $838 ±$311
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 68.57% ± 21.27pp
Total Population 589

Population and Household Demographics

Sprague is a city in Lincoln County, Washington with a population of 589. There are 247 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 14.17% of households in Sprague are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sprague

The median gross income for households in Sprague is $31,250 a year, or $2,604 a month. The median rent for the city is $838 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sprague, a household making less than $2,793 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 68.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Sprague.

Area Median Income In Sprague

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 Sprague, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lincoln County.

In Sprague, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,400

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 Sprague

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 Sprague

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,450
80% of Median $37,700 $43,100 $48,500 $53,850 $58,200 $62,500 $66,800 $71,100