Low Income Apartments In Whitman County
Washington

Low Income Apartments In Whitman County

Palouse Trace Apartments

375 NE Terre View Drive
Pullman, WA
$635-775
2-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Pioneer Square Apartments

220 SE Kamiaken
Pullman, WA
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Kenwood Square

1225 NW Nye St
Pullman, WA
62+
Subsidized

Wheatland Apartments

320 E Alder St
Tekoa, WA
Subsidized

Palouse Cove

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

Tekoa Apartments

540 N Madison St
Tekoa, WA
Subsidized

Terre View Apartments

555 NE Terre View Drive
Pullman, WA
HCV Welcome

Tomason Place II Apartments

755 NE Terre View Drive
Pullman, WA
HCV Welcome

Marcus Place

203 N Lake St
Colfax, WA
Subsidized

Lacrosse Apartments

205 Crystal Ave
Lacrosse, WA
Subsidized

There are 14 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 408 affordable apartments for rent in Whitman County, Washington. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 148 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 92 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Whitman County. There are 260 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

Housing Authorities that serve Whitman County

Housing Authority Programs
Community Action Center Whitman Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Whitman County, Washington

Whitman County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 408
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 148
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 55.53%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Total Population 46,737
Housing Units 17,399
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $36,631 ±$1,859
Median Rent $695 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.86% ± 4.05pp

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.1

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 $67,500

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 Whitman County HUD Rental Assistance in Whitman County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,200 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $23,650 $27,000 $30,400 $33,750 $36,450 $39,150 $41,850 $44,550
80% of Median $37,800 $43,200 $48,600 $54,000 $58,350 $62,650 $67,000 $71,300
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Whitman County

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

From 1996 to 2007, 4 low income apartment communities containing 234 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Whitman 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 Whitman County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $28,380 $32,400 $36,480 $40,500 $43,740 $46,980 $50,220 $53,460

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 Whitman County is $36,480 a year, or $3,040 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,040 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $912 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% $591 $633 $760 $878 $979 $1,080
60% $710 $760 $912 $1,053 $1,175 $1,296
Fair Market Rents in Whitman 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
$606 $669 $836 $1,209 $1,468

Cities In Whitman County

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City Listings Served By
Pullman 9 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pullman is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Palouse 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palouse is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Lacrosse 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lacrosse is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Colfax 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colfax is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Tekoa 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tekoa is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Albion 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Albion is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Colton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Colton is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Endicott 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Endicott is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Farmington 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farmington is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Garfield 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garfield is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Lamont 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lamont is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Malden 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Malden is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Oakesdale 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakesdale is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Rosalia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rosalia is the Community Action Center Whitman.
St. John 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. John is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Steptoe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Steptoe is the Community Action Center Whitman.
Uniontown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Uniontown is the Community Action Center Whitman.