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Income level - Low Income Public Housing

Income level - Low Income Public Housing

  • To qualify for the Low Income Housing Program, a household's income must not exceed 80 percent of  Area Median Income (AMI) AMI is the midpoint income for the Seattle area. It is determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and means that half of the people earn more than the median, and half of the people earn less.

Households with income that does not exceed 30 percent of AMI will receive priority on the waitlist.

The income levels listed below are current as of April 2017.

Number in Household
30% AMI
80% AMI

1

$20,200

$50,400

2

$23,050

$57,600

3

$25,950

$64,800

4

$28,800

$72,000

5

$31,150

$77,800

6

$33,450

$83,550

7

$37,140

$89,300

8

$41,320

$95,050

9

$45,480

$100,800

10

$49,640

$106,550

A household's assets—money, property, and other goods having value—are taken into account when calculating income. The actual value of assets is not included, but income created from your assets is. If you have money in a savings account, for example, that money will not be added to your income. However, if you earn interest from the money in your account, the interest will be considered part of your annual income