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Affordable Housing In Idaho Falls
Bonneville County, Idaho

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Idaho Falls

Chelsea Court Apartments ( Canterbury )

2235 12th St
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Accepts Vouchers

Teton Apartments

2775 Saint Clair Rd
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Accepts Vouchers

Rosslare Senior

1085 Hoopes Ave
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Accepts Vouchers

Buttes the )

555 S Old Butte Hwy
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Accepts Vouchers

Summerhill Apartments

973 Hoopes Ave
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Accepts Vouchers

Choice - Rental Acquisition

690 James Pl
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Accepts Vouchers

Guide To Affordable Housing in Idaho Falls, Idaho

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 866 affordable apartments for rent in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Income Based Apartments in Idaho Falls, Idaho

Idaho Falls features 264 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 Idaho Falls, Idaho

There are 602 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Idaho Falls.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Idaho Falls, Idaho

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Idaho Falls landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Idaho Falls.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Idaho Falls, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $713 and $871.

2020 Idaho Falls, 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 $522 $645 $792 $1,143 $1,364
Payment Standard Range $470 to $574 $581 to $710 $713 to $871 $1,029 to $1,257 $1,228 to $1,500

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Idaho Falls, ID Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 866
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 264
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.57%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $44,580 ±$1,906
Median Rent $696 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.2% ± 4.48pp
Total Population 58,374

Population and Household Demographics

Idaho Falls is a city in Bonneville County, Idaho with a population of 58,374. There are 20,945 households in the city with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 34.57% of households in Idaho Falls are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Idaho Falls

The median gross income for households in Idaho Falls is $44,580 a year, or $3,715 a month. The median rent for the city is $696 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Idaho Falls, a household making less than $2,320 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Idaho Falls.

Area Median Income In Idaho Falls

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

In Idaho Falls, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,500

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 Idaho Falls

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 Idaho Falls

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,850 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,700 $28,200 $31,750 $35,250 $38,100 $40,900 $43,750 $46,550
80% of Median $39,500 $45,150 $50,800 $56,400 $60,950 $65,450 $69,950 $74,450