Affordable Housing In Bonners Ferry
Boundary County, Idaho

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bonners Ferry

Bonners Ferry Apartments

422 Augusta Ave
Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Jenni Lane Apartments

6762 Wilson St
Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Mountain View South

6881 Eisenhower St
Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Oak Street Senior Apts.

7022 Oak St
Bonners Ferry, Idaho
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Bonners Ferry, Idaho

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 185 affordable apartments for rent in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

Income Based Apartments in Bonners Ferry, Idaho

Bonners Ferry features 69 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 Bonners Ferry, Idaho

There are 116 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bonners Ferry.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bonners Ferry, Idaho

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bonners Ferry, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $703 and $859.

2022 Bonners Ferry, Idaho 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
Bonners Ferry, Idaho Fair Market Rent $590 $594 $781 $1,109 $1,211
Bonners Ferry, Idaho Payment Standard Range $531 to $649 $535 to $653 $703 to $859 $998 to $1,220 $1,090 to $1,332

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bonners Ferry, ID Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 185
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 69
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.69%
Average Renter Household Size 1.98
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $31,715 ±$8,850
Median Rent $572 ±$99
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.48% ± 12.7pp
Total Population 2,496

Population and Household Demographics

Bonners Ferry is a city in Boundary County, Idaho with a population of 2,496. There are 1,107 households in the city with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 34.69% of households in Bonners Ferry are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bonners Ferry

The median gross income for households in Bonners Ferry is $31,715 a year, or $2,643 a month. The median rent for the city is $572 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bonners Ferry, a household making less than $1,907 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Bonners Ferry.

Area Median Income In Bonners Ferry

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 Bonners Ferry, the AMI is calculated from all households within Boundary County.

In Bonners Ferry, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,000

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 Bonners Ferry

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 Bonners Ferry

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bonners Ferry AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,050 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bonners Ferry AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,100 $28,650 $32,250 $35,800 $38,700 $41,550 $44,400 $47,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bonners Ferry AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,150 $45,850 $51,600 $57,300 $61,900 $66,500 $71,100 $75,650