Affordable Housing In Lewiston
Nez Perce County, Idaho

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lewiston

Burrell Street Station

1124 Burrell Ave
Lewiston, Idaho
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Millcreek Apartments

419 Miller St
Lewiston, Idaho
Call For Rent
1 BR

Seapointe Apartments

1129 Cedar Ave
Lewiston, Idaho
Call For Rent
1 BR

Highlander Apartments

616 Warner Avenue
Lewiston, Idaho
Income Based
Studio-2 BR

Orchard Villa Apartments

610 Linden Avenue
Lewiston, Idaho
Income Based
1-3 BR

Western Village

1226 Burrell Ave
Lewiston, Idaho

Normal Hill Apartments

807 9th Ave
Lewiston, Idaho
Elderly Supportive Housing

Adams Lane

424 Adams Ln
Lewiston, Idaho

Troon Apartments

2945 Juniper Dr
Lewiston, Idaho

Skips Apartments

324 2nd Ave
Lewiston, Idaho

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lewiston, Idaho

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 673 affordable apartments for rent in Lewiston, Idaho.

Income Based Apartments in Lewiston, Idaho

Lewiston features 364 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 Lewiston, Idaho

There are 309 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lewiston.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lewiston, Idaho

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lewiston, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $833 and $1,018.

2022 Lewiston, 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
Lewiston, Idaho Fair Market Rent $615 $717 $925 $1,314 $1,583
Lewiston, Idaho Payment Standard Range $554 to $677 $645 to $789 $833 to $1,018 $1,183 to $1,445 $1,425 to $1,741

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lewiston, ID Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 673
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 364
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.35
Median Household Income $46,536 ±$2,942
Median Rent $654 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.54% ± 5.03pp
Total Population 32,284

Population and Household Demographics

Lewiston is a city in Nez Perce County, Idaho with a population of 32,284. There are 13,275 households in the city with an average household size of 2.35 persons. 31.65% of households in Lewiston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lewiston

The median gross income for households in Lewiston is $46,536 a year, or $3,878 a month. The median rent for the city is $654 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lewiston, a household making less than $2,180 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Lewiston.

Area Median Income In Lewiston

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 Lewiston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Nez Perce County.

In Lewiston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,800

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 Lewiston

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 Lewiston

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lewiston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,800 $19,200 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lewiston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,000 $32,000 $36,000 $40,000 $43,200 $46,400 $49,600 $52,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lewiston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,800 $51,200 $57,600 $64,000 $69,150 $74,250 $79,400 $84,500