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Affordable Housing In Garden City
Ada County, Idaho

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Garden City

Shannon Glen at Riverside

10140 W Charlie Ln
Garden City, Idaho
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Mallard Pointe Apartments

503 E 50th St
Garden City, Idaho
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Housing Authorities that serve Garden City

Housing Authority Programs
Ada County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Boise City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Garden City, Idaho

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 388 affordable apartments for rent in Garden City, Idaho.

Income Based Apartments in Garden City, Idaho

Garden City 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 Garden City, Idaho

There are 388 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Garden City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Garden City, Idaho

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Garden City landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Garden City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Garden City, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $902 and $1,102.

2021 Garden City, 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 $683 $801 $1,002 $1,420 $1,647
Payment Standard Range $615 to $751 $721 to $881 $902 to $1,102 $1,278 to $1,562 $1,482 to $1,812

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Garden City, ID Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 388
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $38,086 ±$4,588
Median Rent $775 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 54.37% ± 9.16pp
Total Population 11,313

Population and Household Demographics

Garden City is a city in Ada County, Idaho with a population of 11,313. There are 5,119 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 41.39% of households in Garden City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Garden City

The median gross income for households in Garden City is $38,086 a year, or $3,174 a month. The median rent for the city is $775 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Garden City, a household making less than $2,583 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 54.37% of households who rent are overburdened in Garden City.

Area Median Income In Garden City

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 Garden City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ada County.

In Garden City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,800

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 Garden City

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 Garden City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,750 $18,000 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,200 $29,950 $33,700 $37,400 $40,400 $43,400 $46,400 $49,400
80% of Median $41,900 $47,900 $53,900 $59,850 $64,650 $69,450 $74,250 $79,050