Affordable Housing In Fern Forest
Housing Authorities that serve Fern Forest
|County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Fern Forest, Hawaii
There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Fern Forest, Hawaii.
Income Based Apartments in Fern Forest, Hawaii
Fern Forest 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 Fern Forest, Hawaii
There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fern Forest.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Fern Forest, Hawaii
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Fern Forest landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Fern Forest.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fern Forest, Hawaii for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,322 and $1,616.
2021 Fern Forest, Hawaii 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|
|Fern Forest, Hawaii Fair Market Rent||$969||$1,115||$1,469||$1,889||$1,992|
|Fern Forest, Hawaii Payment Standard Range||$872 to $1,066||$1,004 to $1,227||$1,322 to $1,616||$1,700 to $2,078||$1,793 to $2,191|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Fern Forest, HI 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||17.48%|
|Average Renter Household Size||3.11|
|Average Household Size||2.17|
|Median Household Income||$18,281 ±$7,283|
|Median Rent||$811 ±$177|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||35.19% ± 43.35pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Fern Forest is a city in Hawaii County, Hawaii with a population of 669. There are 309 households in the city with an average household size of 2.17 persons. 17.48% of households in Fern Forest are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Fern Forest
The median gross income for households in Fern Forest is $18,281 a year, or $1,523 a month. The median rent for the city is $811 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fern Forest, a household making less than $2,703 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.19% of households who rent are overburdened in Fern Forest.
Area Median Income In Fern Forest
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 Fern Forest, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hawaii County.
In Fern Forest, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,800
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 Fern Forest
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 Fern Forest
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|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fern Forest AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fern Forest AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fern Forest AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.