Affordable Housing In Whitman County
Washington

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Whitman County

Palouse Trace Apartments

375 NE Terre View Dr
Pullman, Washington
$635-775
2-4 BR

Pioneer Square Apartments

220 SE Kamiaken
Pullman, Washington
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Kenwood Square

1225 NW Nye St
Pullman, Washington
Subsidized
62+

Wheatland Apartments

320 E Alder St
Tekoa, Washington
Subsidized

Palouse Cove

351 Palouse Cove Rd
Palouse, Washington
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Tekoa Apartments

540 N Madison St
Tekoa, Washington
Subsidized

Terre View Apartments

555 NE Terre View Drive
Pullman, Washington

Tomason Place II Apartments

755 NE Terre View Drive
Pullman, Washington

Marcus Place

203 N Lake St
Colfax, Washington
Subsidized

Lacrosse Apartments

205 Crystal Ave
Lacrosse, Washington
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Whitman County, 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 Whitman County, Washington

Housing Authority Programs
Community Action Center Whitman Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Whitman County, Washington

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 408 affordable apartments for rent in Whitman County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Whitman County, Washington

Whitman County features 148 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 Whitman County, Washington

There are 260 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Whitman County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Whitman County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Whitman County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Whitman County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Whitman County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $879 and $1,075.

2022 Whitman 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
Whitman County, Washington Fair Market Rent $662 $763 $977 $1,388 $1,672
Whitman County, Washington Payment Standard Range $596 to $728 $687 to $839 $879 to $1,075 $1,249 to $1,527 $1,505 to $1,839

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Whitman County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 408
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 148
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.53%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $36,631 ±$1,859
Median Rent $695 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.86% ± 4.05pp
Total Population 46,737

Population and Household Demographics

Whitman County is a county in Washington with a population of 46,737. There are 17,399 households in the county with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 55.53% of households in Whitman County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Whitman County

The median gross income for households in Whitman County is $36,631 a year, or $3,053 a month. The median rent for the county is $695 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Whitman County, a household making less than $2,317 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Whitman County.

Area Median Income In Whitman 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 Whitman County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,900

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 Whitman 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 Whitman County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Whitman County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,550 $17,750 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Whitman County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,900 $29,600 $33,300 $36,950 $39,950 $42,900 $45,850 $48,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Whitman County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,400 $47,300 $53,200 $59,100 $63,850 $68,600 $73,300 $78,050

Cities In Whitman County

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City Served By
Albion The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Albion is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Colfax The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colfax is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Colton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colton is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Endicott The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Endicott is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Farmington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farmington is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Garfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garfield is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Lacrosse The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lacrosse is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Lamont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lamont is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Malden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Malden is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Oakesdale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakesdale is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Palouse The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palouse is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Pullman The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pullman is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Rosalia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rosalia is the Community Action Center Whitman.
St. John The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. John is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Steptoe The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Steptoe is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Tekoa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tekoa is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Uniontown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Uniontown is the Community Action Center Whitman.