Affordable Housing In Poston
La Paz County, Arizona

Guide To Affordable Housing in Poston, Arizona

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Poston, Arizona.

Income Based Apartments in Poston, Arizona

Poston features 0 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 Poston, Arizona

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Poston.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Poston, Arizona

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Poston landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Poston.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Poston, Arizona for a two-bedroom apartment is between $957 and $1,169.

2022 Poston, Arizona 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
Poston, Arizona Fair Market Rent $710 $808 $1,063 $1,446 $1,523
Poston, Arizona Payment Standard Range $639 to $781 $727 to $889 $957 to $1,169 $1,301 to $1,591 $1,371 to $1,675

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Poston, AZ Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 60.33%
Average Renter Household Size 1.70
Average Household Size 3.06
Median Household Income $23,988 ±$3,818
Median Rent $333 ±$59
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 15.07% ± 27.74pp
Total Population 370

Population and Household Demographics

Poston is a city in La Paz County, Arizona with a population of 370. There are 121 households in the city with an average household size of 3.06 persons. 60.33% of households in Poston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Poston

The median gross income for households in Poston is $23,988 a year, or $1,999 a month. The median rent for the city is $333 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Poston, a household making less than $1,110 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 15.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Poston.

Area Median Income In Poston

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 Poston, the AMI is calculated from all households within La Paz County.

In Poston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $46,700

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 Poston

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 Poston

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Poston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Poston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$18,400 $21,000 $23,650 $26,250 $28,350 $30,450 $32,550 $34,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Poston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$29,400 $33,600 $37,800 $42,000 $45,400 $48,750 $52,100 $55,450