Affordable Housing In Cottonwood
Idaho County, Idaho

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cottonwood, Idaho

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

Income Based Apartments in Cottonwood, Idaho

Cottonwood 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 Cottonwood, Idaho

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cottonwood, Idaho

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cottonwood, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $774 and $946.

2022 Cottonwood, 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
Cottonwood, Idaho Fair Market Rent $649 $654 $860 $1,136 $1,459
Cottonwood, Idaho Payment Standard Range $584 to $714 $589 to $719 $774 to $946 $1,022 to $1,250 $1,313 to $1,605

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cottonwood, ID 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 34.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.93
Average Household Size 2.80
Median Household Income $36,813 ±$8,495
Median Rent $710 ±$156
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.51% ± 17.12pp
Total Population 1,019

Population and Household Demographics

Cottonwood is a city in Idaho County, Idaho with a population of 1,019. There are 358 households in the city with an average household size of 2.80 persons. 34.08% of households in Cottonwood are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cottonwood

The median gross income for households in Cottonwood is $36,813 a year, or $3,068 a month. The median rent for the city is $710 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cottonwood, a household making less than $2,367 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Cottonwood.

Area Median Income In Cottonwood

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 Cottonwood, the AMI is calculated from all households within Idaho County.

In Cottonwood, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,400

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 Cottonwood

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 Cottonwood

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cottonwood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,000 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,250 $43,900
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cottonwood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,300 $26,600 $29,950 $33,250 $35,950 $38,600 $41,250 $43,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cottonwood AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,250 $42,600 $47,900 $53,200 $57,500 $61,750 $66,000 $70,250