Affordable Housing In Yakima County
Washington

93 Low Income Apartment Communities In Yakima County

Northridge Apartments

705 Westwind Dr.
Zillah, Washington
$575-635
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Pheasant Hill Apartments

606 S. Juniper Street
Toppenish, Washington
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Sandalwood Apartments

819 Guyette Lane
Toppenish, Washington
$458-558
1-3 BR

South Hill II Apartments

420 W South Hill Rd
Sunnyside, Washington
$638-703
1-2 BR

Sunnyview Apartments

1314 North Ave.
Sunnyside, Washington
$643-743
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Willow Park Apartments

1328 Saul Road
Sunnyside, Washington
$703-750
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Sunnyside Manor

808 S Fourth Street
Sunnyside, Washington
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Rainier Park

120 S 13th St
Sunnyside, Washington
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Maple Leaf Townhouses

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

San Isidoro Plaza

409 East D Street
Granger, Washington
$535-690
2-4 BR

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

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 County, Washington

There are 93 low income housing apartment communities offering 4,063 affordable apartments for rent in Yakima County, Washington.

Income Based Apartments in Yakima County, Washington

Yakima County features 1,673 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 County, Washington

There are 2,094 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Yakima County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Yakima County, Washington

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Yakima County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Yakima County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Yakima County, Washington for a two-bedroom apartment is between $945 and $1,155.

2022 Yakima 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
Yakima County, Washington Fair Market Rent $772 $798 $1,050 $1,492 $1,607
Yakima County, Washington Payment Standard Range $695 to $849 $718 to $878 $945 to $1,155 $1,343 to $1,641 $1,446 to $1,768

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Yakima County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 93
Total Low Income Apartments 4,063
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,673
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.52%
Average Renter Household Size 3.11
Average Household Size 3.05
Median Household Income $44,749 ±$1,242
Median Rent $774 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.84% ± 2.36pp
Total Population 247,408

Population and Household Demographics

Yakima County is a county in Washington with a population of 247,408. There are 79,972 households in the county with an average household size of 3.05 persons. 37.52% of households in Yakima County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Yakima County

The median gross income for households in Yakima County is $44,749 a year, or $3,729 a month. The median rent for the county is $774 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Yakima County, a household making less than $2,580 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Yakima County.

Area Median Income In Yakima 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 Yakima County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,300

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 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 Yakima County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Yakima County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,850 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Yakima County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,750 $28,250 $31,800 $35,300 $38,150 $40,950 $43,800 $46,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Yakima County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,550 $45,200 $50,850 $56,500 $61,050 $65,550 $70,100 $74,600

Cities In Yakima County

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City Served By
Ahtanum The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ahtanum is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Buena The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buena is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Cliffdell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cliffdell is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Cowiche The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cowiche is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Donald The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Donald is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Eschbach The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eschbach is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Gleed The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gleed is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Grandview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grandview is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Granger The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Granger is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Harrah The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harrah is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Mabton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mabton is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Moxee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moxee is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Naches The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Naches is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Nile The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nile is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Outlook The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Outlook is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Parker The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parker is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Selah The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Selah is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Summitview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Summitview is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Sunnyside The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sunnyside are the HA City of Sunnyside and Yakima Housing Authority.
Tampico The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tampico is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Terrace Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Terrace Heights is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Tieton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tieton is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Toppenish The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Toppenish is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Union Gap The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union Gap is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Wapato The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wapato is the Yakima Housing Authority.
White Swan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves White Swan is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Yakima The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yakima is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Zillah The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Zillah is the Yakima Housing Authority.