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Affordable Housing In Sunnyside
Yakima County, Washington

Waiting List Openings In Sunnyside

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20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sunnyside

Parkwood Twinhomes Apartments

508 E Cemetery Road
Sunnyside, Washington

Sunridge Townhomes

700 Bagley Drive
Sunnyside, Washington

Wescott Apartments

421 E. Harrison Avenue
Sunnyside, Washington


1320 S 11th St
Sunnyside, Washington

Scattered Sites

1500 Federal Way
Sunnyside, Washington

Cristo Rey

330 N 16th St
Sunnyside, Washington

Valley Commons Apartments

725 McClain Dr
Sunnyside, Washington

Valley Commons II

700 McClain Dr
Sunnyside, Washington

Edison Park Apartments

2400 E Edison Rd
Sunnyside, Washington

Plazas Del Sol

701 Woods Rd
Sunnyside, Washington

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 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 865 affordable apartments for rent in Sunnyside, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Sunnyside, Washington

Sunnyside features 469 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 Sunnyside, Washington

There are 290 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sunnyside.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sunnyside, Washington

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sunnyside, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $940 and $1,148.

2021 Sunnyside, 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
Sunnyside, Washington Fair Market Rent $722 $792 $1,044 $1,468 $1,595
Sunnyside, Washington Payment Standard Range $650 to $794 $713 to $871 $940 to $1,148 $1,321 to $1,615 $1,436 to $1,755

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sunnyside, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 865
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.

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 $57,200

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 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Sunnyside

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sunnyside AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sunnyside AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sunnyside AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,700 $43,100 $48,500 $53,850 $58,200 $62,500 $66,800 $71,100