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Affordable Housing In Wahkiakum County

Guide To Affordable Housing in Wahkiakum County, Washington

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

Income Based Apartments in Wahkiakum County, Washington

Wahkiakum County 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 Wahkiakum County, Washington

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wahkiakum County, Washington

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wahkiakum County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $722 and $882.

2020 Wahkiakum County, 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 $523 $609 $802 $1,157 $1,341
Payment Standard Range $471 to $575 $548 to $670 $722 to $882 $1,041 to $1,273 $1,207 to $1,475

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wahkiakum County, 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 21.21%
Average Renter Household Size 2.49
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $44,485 ±$7,760
Median Rent $653 ±$155
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.24% ± 18.33pp
Total Population 4,035

Population and Household Demographics

Wahkiakum County is a county in Washington with a population of 4,035. There are 1,716 households in the county with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 21.21% of households in Wahkiakum County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wahkiakum County

The median gross income for households in Wahkiakum County is $44,485 a year, or $3,707 a month. The median rent for the county is $653 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wahkiakum County, a household making less than $2,177 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.24% of households who rent are overburdened in Wahkiakum County.

Area Median Income In Wahkiakum County

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.

In Wahkiakum County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,800

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 Wahkiakum County

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 Wahkiakum County

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