Low Income Apartments In Walla Walla County
Washington

Low Income Apartments In Walla Walla County

Whitman Court

305 Ash Street
Walla Walla, WA
1 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Walla Walla VA Housing

92 Eainwright Dr
Walla Walla, WA
HCV Welcome

Garden Court

420 W Alder St
Walla Walla, WA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Desoto Senior Housing

342 Catherine St
Walla Walla, WA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Whitman Street Housing

104 Whitman St
Walla Walla, WA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Blue Mountain Senior Housing

504 Malcolm St
Walla Walla, WA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Wilbur Manor Apartments

135 S. Wilbur Avenue # D4
Walla Walla, WA
HCV Welcome

Melrose Place

1960 Melrose St
Walla Walla, WA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Blue Street Housing Group

315 N Blue St
Walla Walla, WA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

South Wilbur Manor

135D S Wilbur Ave
Walla Walla, WA
Subsidized

There are 23 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,023 affordable apartments for rent in Walla Walla County, Washington. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 244 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 87 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Walla Walla County. There are 779 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Other Housing Authorities located in Walla Walla County

Housing Authority Programs
HA City of Walla Walla Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Walla Walla County, Washington

Walla Walla County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 1,023
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 244
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Total Population 59,726
Housing Units 21,696
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $47,946 ±$2,072
Median Rent $739 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.36% ± 5.08pp

Population and Household Demographics

Walla Walla County is a County in Washington with a population of 59,726. There are 21,696 households in the county with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 35.73% of households in Walla Walla County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Walla Walla County

The median gross income for households in Walla Walla County is $47,946 a year, or $3,996 a month. The median rent for the county is $739 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Walla Walla County, a household making less than $2,463 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Walla Walla County.1

Area Median Income In Walla Walla 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 Walla Walla County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,700

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 Walla Walla 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 Walla Walla County HUD Rental Assistance in Walla Walla County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,800 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $23,000 $26,300 $29,600 $32,850 $35,500 $38,150 $40,750 $43,400
80% of Median $36,800 $42,050 $47,300 $52,550 $56,800 $61,000 $65,200 $69,400
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Walla Walla County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1997 to 2009, 6 low income apartment communities containing 424 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Walla Walla County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Walla Walla County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $27,600 $31,560 $35,520 $39,420 $42,600 $45,780 $48,900 $52,080

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Walla Walla County is $35,520 a year, or $2,960 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,960 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $888 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $575 $616 $740 $854 $954 $1,052
60% $690 $740 $888 $1,025 $1,145 $1,262
Fair Market Rents in Walla Walla County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$631 $735 $972 $1,405 $1,440

Cities In Walla Walla County

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City Listings Served By
Walla Walla 21 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walla Walla is the HA City of Walla Walla.
College Place 2
College Pl 0
Burbank 0
Dixie 0
Garrett 0
Prescott 0
Touchet 0
Waitsburg 0
Walla Walla East 0
Wallula 0