Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Shoshone County, ID

Discover affordable housing in Shoshone County where there are 7+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Canyonside Townhouses

1741 Burke Canyon Rd. , Wallace, Idaho 83873

elderly Senior
accessibility Accessible

Silver Hills Apartments

20 Bank St , Wallace, Idaho 83873

accessibility Accessible

Amy Lyn Apartments

115 E Portland Ave, Kellogg, Idaho 83837

Shoshone Apartments

411 Bunker Ave, Kellogg, Idaho 83837

bed 1

Whispering Pines

303 Arizona St, Pinehurst, Idaho 83850

Echo Pines

302 Ohio St, Pinehurst, Idaho 83850

Pinehurst Plaza

610 Lewiston Ave, Pinehurst, Idaho 83850

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Shoshone County, Idaho

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Shoshone County, Idaho
$18.14/hour
$10.89 (+150%) more than Idaho minimum wage and $10.89 (+150%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Shoshone County, Idaho Affordable Housing ↓

How many renters live in Shoshone County, Idaho?

The County of Shoshone County has 13,399 people living in 5,478 households.

There are 3,637 renters living in 1,478 renter households in this County. Renters make up 27.14 percent of the population living in Shoshone County.

What is the rental market like in Shoshone County, Idaho?

There are an estimated 7,021 housing units in the Shoshone County area. Of these, 1,544 units are rental homes, making up 22 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Shoshone County, Idaho, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Shoshone County?

The rental vacancy rate in Shoshone County is 3 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Shoshone County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Shoshone County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
86 360 514 406 83
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Shoshone County

A large number of apartments in Shoshone County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Shoshone County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 40 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 21 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Shoshone County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $649 to $1,614. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $649
One BR $729
Two BR $958
Three BR $1,271
Four BR $1,614
2024 Fair Market Rents in Shoshone County, Idaho

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Shoshone County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 22 26 percent
One BR 270 75 percent
Two BR 334 65 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Shoshone County, Idaho

How many affordable rental units are in Shoshone County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Shoshone County, Idaho including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 85
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 155
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 10
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 24
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Shoshone County, Idaho

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Shoshone County, Idaho

Shoshone County features 153 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 Shoshone County, Idaho

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Shoshone County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Shoshone County, Idaho

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Shoshone County landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Shoshone County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Shoshone County, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $862 and $1,054.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.