Affordable Housing In Twin Falls
Twin Falls County,
16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Twin Falls
Housing Authorities that serve Twin Falls
|Twin Falls Housing Authority||Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Twin Falls, Idaho
There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,089 affordable apartments for rent in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Income Based Apartments in Twin Falls, Idaho
Twin Falls features 338 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 Twin Falls, Idaho
There are 751 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Twin Falls.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Twin Falls, Idaho
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Twin Falls landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Twin Falls.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Twin Falls, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $721 and $881.
2020 Twin Falls, 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$522||$608||$801||$1,102||$1,322|
|Payment Standard Range||$470 to $574||$547 to $669||$721 to $881||$992 to $1,212||$1,190 to $1,454|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Twin Falls, ID Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||16|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,089|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||338|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||40.51%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.52|
|Average Household Size||2.67|
|Median Household Income||$41,927 ±$1,803|
|Median Rent||$685 ±$23|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||43.73% ± 5.71pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Twin Falls is a City in Twin Falls County, Idaho with a population of 45,984. There are 16,839 households in the city with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 40.51% of households in Twin Falls are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Twin Falls
The median gross income for households in Twin Falls is $41,927 a year, or $3,494 a month. The median rent for the city is $685 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Twin Falls, a household making less than $2,283 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Twin Falls.1
Area Median Income In Twin Falls
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 Twin Falls, the AMI is calculated from all households within Twin Falls County.
In Twin Falls, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,200
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 Twin Falls
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 Twin Falls
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$13,700||$16,910||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,050|
|50% of Median||$22,850||$26,100||$29,350||$32,600||$35,250||$37,850||$40,450||$43,050|
|80% of Median||$36,550||$41,750||$46,950||$52,150||$56,350||$60,500||$64,700||$68,850|