Housing Needs Assessment
Between 2012 and 2016 the median household income for a Mason County family was $51,764, which is 18% lower than the state of Washington's average of $62,848. The city of Shelton has an even lower median household income at $48,151 per year.
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) considers households that pay more than 30 percent of their income for rent or housing costs (including utilities) in need of housing assistance. In Mason County, 28% of residents are considered housing cost burdened and in need of assistance according to the HUD definition.
"28% of Mason County residents have a housing cost burden that is greater than 30 percent of their income"
HOME VALUE STATISTICS
The Fair Market Rent Documentation System cited a fair price for a two-bedroom home as $935 for the year 2018. Comparatively, in the City of Shelton, the median monthly housing cost for a household was $907 according to the US Census. For the 2019 year, fair market rent for the same two-bedroom home will be $1,003.
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