Affordable Housing In Tukwila
King County, Washington

Waiting List Openings In Tukwila

Waiting ListStatus
King County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tukwila

Mountain View Family Apartments

14210 37th Ave S
Tukwila, Washington
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Hampton Heights Apartments

5711 S 152nd St
Tukwila, Washington
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Tukwila

Housing Authority Programs
King County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Moving to Work

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tukwila, Washington

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 165 affordable apartments for rent in Tukwila, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Tukwila, Washington

Tukwila 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 Tukwila, Washington

There are 165 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tukwila.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tukwila, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Tukwila landlords $1,200 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $500 towards rent in Tukwila.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tukwila, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,889 and $2,309.

2020 Tukwila, 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 $1,627 $1,741 $2,099 $2,993 $3,524
Payment Standard Range $1,464 to $1,790 $1,567 to $1,915 $1,889 to $2,309 $2,694 to $3,292 $3,172 to $3,876

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tukwila, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 165
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 61.28%
Average Renter Household Size 2.60
Average Household Size 2.68
Median Household Income $45,923 ±$3,318
Median Rent $977 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.48% ± 7.27pp
Total Population 19,757

Population and Household Demographics

Tukwila is a City in King County, Washington with a population of 19,757. There are 7,308 households in the city with an average household size of 2.68 persons. 61.28% of households in Tukwila are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tukwila

The median gross income for households in Tukwila is $45,923 a year, or $3,827 a month. The median rent for the city is $977 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tukwila, a household making less than $3,257 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Tukwila.1

Area Median Income In Tukwila

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 Tukwila, the AMI is calculated from all households within King County.

In Tukwila, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $108,600

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 Tukwila

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 Tukwila

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $23,250 $26,600 $29,900 $33,200 $35,900 $38,550 $41,200 $43,850
50% of Median $38,750 $44,300 $49,850 $55,350 $59,800 $64,250 $68,650 $73,100
80% of Median $61,800 $70,600 $79,450 $88,250 $95,350 $102,400 $109,450 $116,500