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Affordable Housing In Wilbur
Lincoln County, Washington

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wilbur

Hillcrest Village

501 NW Armstrong St
Wilbur, Washington
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Housing Authorities that serve Wilbur

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Guide To Affordable Housing in Wilbur, Washington

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 20 affordable apartments for rent in Wilbur, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Wilbur, Washington

Wilbur features 20 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 Wilbur, Washington

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wilbur, Washington

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wilbur, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.

2021 Wilbur, 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 $484 $557 $734 $998 $1,271
Payment Standard Range $436 to $532 $501 to $613 $661 to $807 $898 to $1,098 $1,144 to $1,398

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wilbur, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 20
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 20
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.42%
Average Renter Household Size 1.53
Average Household Size 2.00
Median Household Income $35,433 ±$5,073
Median Rent $555 ±$80
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.18% ± 27.99pp
Total Population 682

Population and Household Demographics

Wilbur is a city in Lincoln County, Washington with a population of 682. There are 333 households in the city with an average household size of 2.00 persons. 20.42% of households in Wilbur are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wilbur

The median gross income for households in Wilbur is $35,433 a year, or $2,953 a month. The median rent for the city is $555 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wilbur, a household making less than $1,850 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.18% of households who rent are overburdened in Wilbur.

Area Median Income In Wilbur

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Wilbur, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lincoln County.

In Wilbur, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,400

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 Wilbur

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 Wilbur

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