Affordable Housing In Volcano
Hawaii County, Hawaii

Housing Authorities that serve Volcano

Housing Authority Programs
County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Volcano, Hawaii

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

Income Based Apartments in Volcano, Hawaii

Volcano 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 Volcano, Hawaii

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Volcano, Hawaii

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Volcano, Hawaii for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,322 and $1,616.

2021 Volcano, 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
Volcano, Hawaii Fair Market Rent $969 $1,115 $1,469 $1,889 $1,992
Volcano, 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.

Volcano, 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 33.3%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $50,543 ±$16,190
Median Rent $1,083 ±$138
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.73% ± 25.76pp
Total Population 2,430

Population and Household Demographics

Volcano is a city in Hawaii County, Hawaii with a population of 2,430. There are 1,054 households in the city with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 33.3% of households in Volcano are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Volcano

The median gross income for households in Volcano is $50,543 a year, or $4,212 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,083 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Volcano, a household making less than $3,610 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Volcano.

Area Median Income In Volcano

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 Volcano, the AMI is calculated from all households within Hawaii County.

In Volcano, 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 Volcano

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 Volcano

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Volcano AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,000 $20,600 $25,260 $30,480 $35,700 $40,920 $46,140 $51,360
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Volcano AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,000 $34,250 $38,550 $42,800 $46,250 $49,650 $53,100 $56,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Volcano AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,950 $54,800 $61,650 $68,500 $74,000 $79,500 $84,950 $90,450