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Affordable Housing In Yakima
Yakima County, Washington

Waiting List Openings In Yakima

Waiting ListStatus
Yakima Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

31 Low Income Apartment Communities In Yakima

Maple Leaf Townhouses

1205 N 2nd St
Yakima, Washington
Income Based
2-3 BR

Providence House - Yakima

312 N 4th Street
Yakima, Washington
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Stonewood Apartments

1205 East Spruce Street
Yakima, Washington
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Beech Street Apartments

1402 E Beech Street
Yakima, Washington

Central Villa Apartments

1004 S 3rd Ave
Yakima, Washington

Chestnut Court & Spruce Street Apartments

1112 E. Spruce Street
Yakima, Washington

Cornerstone Apartments

1210 S. 72nd Avenue
Yakima, Washington

East Ridge Apartments

825 E D Street #101
Yakima, Washington

Sagewood Apartments

1618 E Beech Street
Yakima, Washington

The Grand Hotel Apartments

308 E Yakima Ave
Yakima, Washington

Housing Authorities that serve Yakima

Housing Authority Programs
Yakima Housing Authority 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)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Yakima, Washington

There are 31 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,017 affordable apartments for rent in Yakima, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Yakima, Washington

Yakima features 668 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 1,207 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 $940 and $1,148.

2021 Yakima, 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
Yakima, Washington Fair Market Rent $722 $792 $1,044 $1,468 $1,595
Yakima, Washington Payment Standard Range $650 to $794 $713 to $871 $940 to $1,148 $1,321 to $1,615 $1,436 to $1,755

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Yakima, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 31
Total Low Income Apartments 2,017
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 668
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.79
Average Household Size 2.74
Median Household Income $40,726 ±$1,324
Median Rent $771 ±$15
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.92% ± 3.38pp
Total Population 93,261

Population and Household Demographics

Yakima is a city in Yakima County, Washington with a population of 93,261. There are 33,081 households in the city with an average household size of 2.74 persons. 46.06% of households in Yakima are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Yakima

The median gross income for households in Yakima is $40,726 a year, or $3,394 a month. The median rent for the city is $771 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Yakima, a household making less than $2,570 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Yakima.

Area Median Income In Yakima

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 Yakima, the AMI is calculated from all households within Yakima County.

In Yakima, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,200

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 Yakima

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 Yakima

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Yakima AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Yakima AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,600 $26,950 $30,300 $33,650 $36,350 $39,050 $41,750 $44,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Yakima AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,700 $43,100 $48,500 $53,850 $58,200 $62,500 $66,800 $71,100