Affordable Housing In Vashon
King County, Washington

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Vashon

J.G. Commons Senior Housing

17300 96th Pl SW
Vashon, Washington
Elderly Supportive Housing

Eernisse Apartments

17905 97th Pl SW
Vashon, Washington

Vashon Manor

17200 97th Pl SW
Vashon, Washington

Vashon Household Charterhouse Apartments

17305 96th Pl SW
Vashon, Washington
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Vashon, 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 Vashon, Washington

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Vashon, Washington

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 79 affordable apartments for rent in Vashon, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Vashon, Washington

Vashon features 45 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 Vashon, Washington

There are 34 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Vashon.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Vashon, Washington

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Vashon, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,840 and $2,248.

2022 Vashon, 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
Vashon, Washington Fair Market Rent $1,674 $1,739 $2,044 $2,796 $3,285
Vashon, Washington Payment Standard Range $1,507 to $1,841 $1,565 to $1,913 $1,840 to $2,248 $2,516 to $3,076 $2,957 to $3,614

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Vashon, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 79
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 45
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.29%
Average Renter Household Size 1.65
Average Household Size 2.13
Median Household Income $71,820 ±$8,350
Median Rent $975 ±$229
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 57.22% ± 14.89pp
Total Population 10,189

Population and Household Demographics

Vashon is a city in King County, Washington with a population of 10,189. There are 4,757 households in the city with an average household size of 2.13 persons. 23.29% of households in Vashon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Vashon

The median gross income for households in Vashon is $71,820 a year, or $5,985 a month. The median rent for the city is $975 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Vashon, a household making less than $3,250 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 57.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Vashon.

Area Median Income In Vashon

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

In Vashon, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $134,600

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 Vashon

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 Vashon

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Vashon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$27,200 $31,050 $34,950 $38,800 $41,950 $45,050 $48,150 $51,250
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Vashon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$45,300 $51,800 $58,250 $64,700 $69,900 $75,100 $80,250 $85,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Vashon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$66,750 $76,250 $85,800 $95,300 $102,950 $110,550 $118,200 $125,800