. Low Income Apartments For Rent in Mackay, Idaho - Affordable Housing Online

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525 Cedar Ave
Mackay, Idaho
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There are 16 low-income apartments in Mackay that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 0 low-income homes in Mackay where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-4 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Mackay, Idaho Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Mackay, Idaho

Mackay 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 Mackay, Idaho

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mackay.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mackay, Idaho

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mackay, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $800 and $978.

2023 Mackay, 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
Mackay, Idaho Fair Market Rent $677 $681 $889 $1,263 $1,508
Mackay, Idaho Payment Standard Range $609 to $745 $613 to $749 $800 to $978 $1,137 to $1,389 $1,357 to $1,659

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mackay, ID Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 16
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.58%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $42,083 ±$11,348
Median Rent $545 ±$69
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 17.11% ± 28.04pp
Total Population 434

Population and Household Demographics

Mackay is a city in Custer County, Idaho with a population of 434. There are 197 households in the city with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 38.58% of households in Mackay are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mackay

The median gross income for households in Mackay is $42,083 a year, or $3,507 a month. The median rent for the city is $545 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mackay, a household making less than $1,817 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 17.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Mackay.

Area Median Income In Mackay

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 Mackay, the AMI is calculated from all households within Custer County.

In Mackay, 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 Mackay

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 Mackay

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mackay 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 Mackay 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 Mackay 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