Affordable Housing In Walla Walla County
22 Low Income Apartment Communities In Walla Walla County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Walla Walla County, Washington
There are 22 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,025 affordable apartments for rent in Walla Walla County, Washington.
Income Based Apartments in Walla Walla County, Washington
Walla Walla County features 244 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 Walla Walla County, Washington
There are 781 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Walla Walla County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Walla Walla County, Washington
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Walla Walla County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Walla Walla County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Walla Walla County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,030 and $1,258.
2022 Walla Walla 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|
|Walla Walla County, Washington Fair Market Rent||$760||$869||$1,144||$1,625||$1,747|
|Walla Walla County, Washington Payment Standard Range||$684 to $836||$782 to $956||$1,030 to $1,258||$1,463 to $1,788||$1,572 to $1,922|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Walla Walla County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||22|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,025|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||244|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||35.73%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.46|
|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.
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 $73,100
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 HUD Rental Assistance in Walla Walla County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Walla Walla County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Walla Walla County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Walla Walla County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Walla Walla County
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|Walla Walla||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walla Walla is the HA City of Walla Walla.|
|Walla Walla East|