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

Discover affordable housing in Clearwater County where there are 3+ 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.

Riverside Apartments

330 129th St, Orofino, Idaho 83544

Prairie View Apts % Weippe Develop.

222 S 1st St E, Weippe, Idaho

Sunset, Center, and Millview Apartments

310 Woods Rd, Weippe, Idaho 83553

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Clearwater County, Idaho
$11.48 (+158%) more than Idaho minimum wage and $11.48 (+158%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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How many renters live in Clearwater County, Idaho?

The County of Clearwater County has 8,810 people living in 3,511 households.

There are 1,851 renters living in 703 renter households in this County. Renters make up 21.01 percent of the population living in Clearwater County.

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

There are an estimated 4,573 housing units in the Clearwater County area. Of these, 762 units are rental homes, making up 17 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Clearwater County, Idaho, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Clearwater County?

The rental vacancy rate in Clearwater County is 5 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 Clearwater County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Clearwater County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
29 108 305 199 62
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Clearwater County

A large number of apartments in Clearwater 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 Clearwater County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 34 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 16 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 Clearwater County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $726 to $1,678. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $726
One BR $753
Two BR $989
Three BR $1,389
Four BR $1,678
2024 Fair Market Rents in Clearwater County, Idaho

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Clearwater 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 19 66 percent
One BR 69 64 percent
Two BR 189 62 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Clearwater County, Idaho

How many affordable rental units are in Clearwater County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 32
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Clearwater County, Idaho

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

Income Based Apartments in Clearwater County, Idaho

Clearwater County features 48 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 Clearwater County, Idaho

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clearwater County, Idaho

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Clearwater County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Clearwater County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clearwater County, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $890 and $1,088.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.