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921 S Davis St
Jerome, Idaho
Rent Assisted
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1-3 BR

Northside Court

140 8th Ave.
Jerome, Idaho
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural
USDA S. 538

Clover Creek I

1200 S Davis St
Jerome, Idaho
Rent Assisted
S. 515 Rural

Prestwick, Baltray & Western Gailes

1285 S Lincoln Ave
Jerome, Idaho
Rent Assisted

Oaks ( the )

1911 N Kennedy St
Jerome, Idaho
Rent Assisted

Prestwick Apartments

700 S Lincoln Ave
Jerome, Idaho
Rent Assisted

Heritage Homes

100 N Fillmore St
Jerome, Idaho
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There are 152 low-income apartments in Jerome that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 168 low-income homes in Jerome where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $314 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 3rd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Jerome, Idaho

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City Jerome Public Housing
Go to the Idaho Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Jerome.

Jerome, Idaho Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Jerome, Idaho

Jerome features 168 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 Jerome, Idaho

There are 152 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jerome.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jerome, Idaho

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jerome, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $896 and $1,096.

2023 Jerome, 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
Jerome, Idaho Fair Market Rent $666 $757 $996 $1,391 $1,647
Jerome, Idaho Payment Standard Range $599 to $733 $681 to $833 $896 to $1,096 $1,252 to $1,530 $1,482 to $1,812

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Jerome, ID Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 320
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 168
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.83
Average Household Size 2.93
Median Household Income $36,181 ±$3,359
Median Rent $692 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.36% ± 10.44pp
Total Population 11,100

Population and Household Demographics

Jerome is a city in Jerome County, Idaho with a population of 11,100. There are 3,742 households in the city with an average household size of 2.93 persons. 40.22% of households in Jerome are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jerome

The median gross income for households in Jerome is $36,181 a year, or $3,015 a month. The median rent for the city is $692 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jerome, a household making less than $2,307 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Jerome.

Area Median Income In Jerome

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 Jerome, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jerome County.

In Jerome, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,900

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 Jerome

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 Jerome

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Jerome AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,800 $19,720 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $43,650 $46,500
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Jerome AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,650 $28,200 $31,700 $35,200 $38,050 $40,850 $43,650 $46,500
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Jerome AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,450 $45,050 $50,700 $56,300 $60,850 $65,350 $69,850 $74,350