Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Yakima, WA

Discover affordable housing in Yakima where there are 34+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Pear Tree Place

2900 Powerhouse Rd, Yakima, Washington 98902

Chestnut Court & Spruce Street Apartments

1112 E. Spruce Street, Yakima, Washington 98901

East Ridge Apartments

825 E D Street #101, Yakima, Washington 98901

Beech Street Apartments

1402 E Beech Street, Yakima, Washington 98901

Viola Apartments

1121 East Viola, Yakima, Washington 98901

Sagewood Apartments

1618 E Beech Street, Yakima, Washington 98901

Central Villa Apartments

1004 S 3rd Ave, Yakima, Washington 98902

Glenn Acres Apartments

15 N 37th Ave, Yakima, Washington 98902

Sun Tower

6 N 6th St, Yakima, Washington 98901

Mariposa Park

314 Cherry Ave, Yakima, Washington 98902

Rose of Mary Terrace

5401 W Walnut St, Yakima, Washington 98908

Willows Apartments

718 N 6th Ave, Yakima, Washington 98902

Naches House

314 N Naches Ave, Yakima, Washington 98901

Mabel Swan Manor

10 S 8th Ave, Yakima, Washington 98902

The Grand Hotel Apartments

308 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, Washington 98901

Cornerstone Apartments

1210 S. 72nd Avenue, Yakima, Washington 98908

Stonewood Apartments

1205 East Spruce Street, Yakima, Washington 98901

Maple Leaf Townhouses

1205 N 2nd St, Yakima, Washington 98901

Providence House - Yakima

312 N 4th Street, Yakima, Washington 98901

Spruce Street Apartments II

1302 E Spruce St, Yakima, Washington 98901

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Yakima, Washington
$8.53 (+52%) more than Washington minimum wage and $17.56 (+242%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Yakima, Washington Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Yakima, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), Mainstream Voucher, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs for Yakima, Washington.

Go to the Washington Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Yakima.

How many renters live in Yakima, Washington?

The City of Yakima has 97,017 people living in 35,615 households.

There are 43,648 renters living in 16,570 renter households in this City. Renters make up 44.99 percent of the population living in Yakima.

What is the rental market like in Yakima, Washington?

There are an estimated 36,623 housing units in the Yakima area. Of these, 16,967 units are rental homes, making up 46 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Yakima, Washington, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Yakima?

The rental vacancy rate in Yakima is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Yakima for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Yakima
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,800 3,521 6,644 3,403 779
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Yakima

A large number of apartments in Yakima have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Yakima are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 51 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 24 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Yakima

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $990 to $1,950. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $990
One BR $997
Two BR $1,310
Three BR $1,846
Four BR $1,950
2024 Fair Market Rents in Yakima, Washington

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Yakima?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 1,288 72 percent
One BR 2,859 81 percent
Two BR 4,595 69 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Yakima, Washington

How many affordable rental units are in Yakima?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Yakima, Washington including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,521
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 432
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 82
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Yakima, Washington

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Yakima, Washington

Yakima features 730 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 Yakima, Washington

There are 1,304 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Yakima.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Yakima, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Yakima landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Yakima.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Yakima, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,179 and $1,441.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.