Affordable Housing In Moscow
Latah County, Idaho

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Moscow

Independence Hill

1450 W A St
Moscow, Idaho
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1-2 BR
Disabled Supportive Housing

Hillside Village

1126 N Polk Ext
Moscow, Idaho
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2-3 BR

Camas Village

1825 White Ave
Moscow, Idaho
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2-3 BR

Creekside Apartments

1630 S Main St
Moscow, Idaho
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1-3 BR

Creekside Senior Apartments

1227 Creelside Lane
Moscow, Idaho
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1-3 BR

Moscow Transitional Housing

627 N Van Buren St
Moscow, Idaho

Edenmoor Apartments

308 N Grant St
Moscow, Idaho

Sunrise Village

909 Travois Way
Moscow, Idaho
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Moscow, Idaho

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 342 affordable apartments for rent in Moscow, Idaho.

Income Based Apartments in Moscow, Idaho

Moscow features 31 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 Moscow, Idaho

There are 311 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Moscow.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Moscow, Idaho

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Moscow, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $751 and $917.

2022 Moscow, 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
Moscow, Idaho Fair Market Rent $580 $664 $834 $1,185 $1,427
Moscow, Idaho Payment Standard Range $522 to $638 $598 to $730 $751 to $917 $1,067 to $1,304 $1,284 to $1,570

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Moscow, ID Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 342
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 31
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 59.85%
Average Renter Household Size 1.98
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $34,121 ±$2,084
Median Rent $654 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 59.09% ± 8.07pp
Total Population 24,688

Population and Household Demographics

Moscow is a city in Latah County, Idaho with a population of 24,688. There are 9,590 households in the city with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 59.85% of households in Moscow are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Moscow

The median gross income for households in Moscow is $34,121 a year, or $2,843 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 Moscow, a household making less than $2,180 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 59.09% of households who rent are overburdened in Moscow.

Area Median Income In Moscow

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 Moscow, the AMI is calculated from all households within Latah County.

In Moscow, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,900

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 Moscow

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 Moscow

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Moscow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,600 $18,950 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Moscow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,450 $42,650 $45,800 $48,950 $52,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Moscow AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,200 $50,500 $56,800 $63,100 $68,150 $73,200 $78,250 $83,300