Cheap Apartments In Yakima County
Washington


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Low Income Apartments In Yakima County

Northridge Apartments

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

Pheasant Hill Apartments

606 S. Juniper Street
Toppenish, WA
$474-830
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Sandalwood Apartments

819 Guyette Lane
Toppenish, WA
$458-558
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Sunnyview Apartments

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

Willow Park Apartments

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

Sunnyside Manor

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

Maple Leaf Townhouses

1205 North Second St.
Yakima, WA
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Autumn Ridge II Apartments

402 W 6th St
Wapato, WA
$483-553
1-3 BR
Subsidized

The Commons

501 West 5th Street
Grandview, WA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Grandview Estates

700 Washington St.
Grandview, WA
$778-818
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

There are 82 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 3,489 affordable apartments for rent in Yakima County, Washington. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 1,668 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 581 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Yakima County. There are 2,895 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 Yakima County

Housing Authority Programs
Yakima Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher; Public Housing; Family Self-sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher; Mainstream Voucher; Rental Assistance Demonstration

Other Housing Authorities located in Yakima County

Housing Authority Programs
HA City of Sunnyside Public Housing

Understanding Affordable Housing in Yakima County, Washington

Yakima County, WA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 82
Total Low Income Apartments 3,489
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,668
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.52%
Average Renter Household Size 3.11
Total Population 247,408
Housing Units 79,972
Average Household Size 3.05
Median Household Income $44,749 ±$1,242
Median Rent $774 ±$11
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.84% ± 2.36pp

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.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 2.36 percentage points.

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 $54,700

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 Yakima County HUD Rental Assistance in Yakima County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $16,460 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,500 $35,100 $37,700 $40,300 $42,900
80% of Median $36,400 $41,600 $46,800 $52,000 $56,200 $60,350 $64,500 $68,650

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Yakima County

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

From 1987 to 2009, 55 low income apartment communities containing 2,089 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Yakima County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Yakima County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

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 Yakima County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,500 $35,100 $37,700 $40,300 $42,900
60% of Median $27,300 $31,200 $35,100 $39,000 $42,120 $45,240 $48,360 $51,480

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 Yakima County is $35,100 a year, or $2,925 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,925 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $878 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% $569 $609 $731 $845 $943 $1,040
60% $683 $731 $878 $1,014 $1,131 $1,248
Fair Market Rents in Yakima 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
$556 $637 $837 $1,144 $1,285

Cities In Yakima County

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City Listings Served By
Sunnyside 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Sunnyside are the HA City of Sunnyside and Yakima Housing Authority.
Yakima 29 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Yakima is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Zillah 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Zillah is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Grandview 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grandview is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Wapato 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wapato is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Mabton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mabton is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Buena 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buena is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Selah 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Selah is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Toppenish 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Toppenish is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Moxee 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Moxee is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Tieton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tieton is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Granger 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Granger is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Ahtanum 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ahtanum is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Cliffdell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cliffdell is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Cowiche 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cowiche is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Donald 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Donald is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Eschbach 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eschbach is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Gleed 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gleed is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Harrah 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harrah is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Naches 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Naches is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Nile 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nile is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Outlook 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Outlook is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Parker 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parker is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Summitview 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Summitview is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Tampico 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tampico is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Terrace Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Terrace Heights is the Yakima Housing Authority.
Union Gap 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Union Gap is the Yakima Housing Authority.
White Swan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves White Swan is the Yakima Housing Authority.