Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Canyon County, ID

Discover affordable housing in Canyon County where there are 58+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Mercy Creek Apartments

1615 8th Street South, Nampa, Idaho 83651

Van Engelen Apartments

1307 1st St S, Nampa, Idaho 83651

Vineyard at Sycamore Place

821 Fillmore Street, Caldwell, Idaho 83605

Nottingshire Apartments

2804 S Georgia Ave, Caldwell, Idaho 83605

Sunnyridge Village

1717 Sunnyridge Rd, Nampa, Idaho 83686

Colorado Gardens Apartments

1007 South Elder Street, Nampa, Idaho 83686

Friendship Manor I & II

324 W Logan St, Caldwell, Idaho 83605

Courtyards at Ridgecrest II

6341 Birch Ln, Nampa, Idaho 83687

Mill Creek Commons

287 Boise St, Middleton, Idaho 83644

Berkshire Apartments

291 E Maine Ave, Nampa, Idaho 83686

Ashton Place

3904 E Ustick Rd, Caldwell, Idaho 83605

Hazel Park

211 E Hazel St, Caldwell, Idaho 83605

The Courtyards at Ridgecrest

6341 Birch Lane, Nampa, Idaho 83687

Landmark Tower

111 15th Ave S, Nampa, Idaho 83651

Sunset Landing Apartments

224 Sunset Landing Ln, Caldwell, Idaho 83605

Cleveland Square

802 Cleveland Boulevard, Caldwell, Idaho 83605

Vineyard Suites on the Boulevard

888 West Corporate Lane, Nampa, Idaho 83651

Vineyard at Broadmore I & II

17 6th St, Nampa, Idaho 83687

Vineyard Suites at Indian Creek

3523 E Linden St, Caldwell, Idaho 83605

Sky Ridge Apartments

412 E Hawaii Ave, Nampa, Idaho 83686

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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Canyon County, Idaho
$19.04 (+263%) more than Idaho minimum wage and $19.04 (+263%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Canyon County, Idaho?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency programs for Canyon County, Idaho.

Go to the Idaho Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Canyon County.

How many renters live in Canyon County, Idaho?

The County of Canyon County has 251,065 people living in 86,271 households.

There are 59,429 renters living in 20,503 renter households in this County. Renters make up 23.67 percent of the population living in Canyon County.

What is the rental market like in Canyon County, Idaho?

There are an estimated 82,374 housing units in the Canyon County area. Of these, 20,939 units are rental homes, making up 25 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Canyon County, Idaho, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Canyon County?

The rental vacancy rate in Canyon County is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Canyon County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Canyon County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
265 2,537 7,177 8,019 2,064
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Canyon County

A large number of apartments in Canyon County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Canyon County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 46 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 19 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Canyon County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $993 to $2,298. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $993
One BR $1,139
Two BR $1,388
Three BR $1,956
Four BR $2,298
2024 Fair Market Rents in Canyon County, Idaho

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Canyon County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 208 78 percent
One BR 1,819 72 percent
Two BR 5,221 73 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Canyon County, Idaho

How many affordable rental units are in Canyon County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Canyon County, Idaho including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,423
Public Housing 11
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 284
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 37
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 18
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 345
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Canyon County, Idaho

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Canyon County, Idaho

Canyon County features 808 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 Canyon County, Idaho

There are 1,518 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Canyon County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Canyon County, Idaho

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Canyon County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Canyon County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Canyon County, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,249 and $1,527.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.