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Affordable Housing In Cascade
Valley County, Idaho

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cascade


410 Old State Highway
Cascade, Idaho

Cascade Senior Housing

13 E Spring St
Cascade, Idaho
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Housing Authorities that serve Cascade

Housing Authority Programs
Southwestern Idaho Cooperative Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cascade, Idaho

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 40 affordable apartments for rent in Cascade, Idaho.

Income Based Apartments in Cascade, Idaho

Cascade features 16 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 Cascade, Idaho

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cascade.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cascade, Idaho

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cascade, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $718 and $878.

2020 Cascade, 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
Fair Market Rent $588 $606 $798 $1,151 $1,306
Payment Standard Range $529 to $647 $545 to $667 $718 to $878 $1,036 to $1,266 $1,175 to $1,437

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cascade, ID Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 40
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.26%
Average Renter Household Size 5.43
Average Household Size 3.23
Median Household Income $37,500 ±$24,807
Median Rent $901 ±$634
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43% ± 30.28pp
Total Population 1,056

Population and Household Demographics

Cascade is a city in Valley County, Idaho with a population of 1,056. There are 310 households in the city with an average household size of 3.23 persons. 32.26% of households in Cascade are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cascade

The median gross income for households in Cascade is $37,500 a year, or $3,125 a month. The median rent for the city is $901 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cascade, a household making less than $3,003 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43% of households who rent are overburdened in Cascade.

Area Median Income In Cascade

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 Cascade, the AMI is calculated from all households within Valley County.

In Cascade, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,400

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 Cascade

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 Cascade

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $23,600 $27,000 $30,350 $33,700 $36,400 $39,100 $41,800 $44,500
80% of Median $37,750 $43,150 $48,550 $53,900 $58,250 $62,550 $66,850 $71,150