Affordable Housing In Sunnyside
Yakima County, Washington

Waiting List Openings In Sunnyside

Waiting ListStatus
Yakima Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sunnyside

South Hill II Apartments

420 W South Hill Rd
Sunnyside, WA
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Sunnyview Apartments

1314 North Ave.
Sunnyside, WA
1-3 BR

Willow Park Apartments

1328 Saul Road
Sunnyside, WA
1-2 BR

Sunnyside Manor

808 S Fourth Street
Sunnyside, WA
Income Based
1 BR

Sunnyside Manor II Apartments

906 South Fourth Street
Sunnyside, WA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Sunnyside Family Housing

204 S. 13th Street
Sunnyside, WA
Accepts Vouchers

South Hill I Apartments

410 South Hill Rd
Sunnyside, WA

Casa del Sol Apartments

1410 Ida Belle Street
Sunnyside, WA
Accepts Vouchers

Vista Del Sol Apartments

111 Parkland Dr
Sunnyside, WA
Disabled Supportive Housing

Parkwood Twinhomes Apartments

508 E Cemetery Road
Sunnyside, WA
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Sunnyside

Housing Authority Programs
HA City of Sunnyside Public Housing
Yakima Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sunnyside, Washington

There are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 719 affordable apartments for rent in Sunnyside, Washington. Sunnyside features 469 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 250 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sunnyside.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sunnyside, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 719
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 469
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.86%
Average Renter Household Size 3.38
Average Household Size 3.77
Median Household Income $35,699 ±$4,461
Median Rent $671 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.17% ± 11.36pp
Total Population 16,204

Population and Household Demographics

Sunnyside is a City in Yakima County, Washington with a population of 16,204. There are 4,229 households in the city with an average household size of 3.77 persons. 47.86% of households in Sunnyside are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sunnyside

The median gross income for households in Sunnyside is $35,699 a year, or $2,975 a month. The median rent for the city is $671 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sunnyside, a household making less than $2,237 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Sunnyside.1

Area Median Income In Sunnyside

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 Sunnyside, the AMI is calculated from all households within Yakima County.

In Sunnyside, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,600

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 Sunnyside

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 Sunnyside HUD Rental Assistance in Sunnyside

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,450
50% of Median $22,550 $25,750 $28,950 $32,150 $34,750 $37,300 $39,900 $42,450
80% of Median $36,050 $41,200 $46,350 $51,450 $55,600 $59,700 $63,800 $67,950
Fair Market Rents in Sunnyside

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$685 $769 $1,013 $1,400 $1,555