Affordable Housing In Wallace
Shoshone County, Idaho

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wallace

Canyonside Townhouses

1741 Burke Canyon Rd.
Wallace, Idaho

Silver Hills Apartments

20 Bank St
Wallace, Idaho
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Wallace, Idaho

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 48 affordable apartments for rent in Wallace, Idaho.

Income Based Apartments in Wallace, Idaho

Wallace features 48 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 Wallace, Idaho

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wallace, Idaho

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wallace, Idaho for a two-bedroom apartment is between $716 and $876.

2022 Wallace, 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
Wallace, Idaho Fair Market Rent $601 $605 $796 $1,130 $1,362
Wallace, Idaho Payment Standard Range $541 to $661 $545 to $666 $716 to $876 $1,017 to $1,243 $1,226 to $1,498

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wallace, ID Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 48
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 48
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.28%
Average Renter Household Size 1.91
Average Household Size 1.87
Median Household Income $30,438 ±$6,210
Median Rent $643 ±$135
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.21% ± 13.86pp
Total Population 781

Population and Household Demographics

Wallace is a city in Shoshone County, Idaho with a population of 781. There are 373 households in the city with an average household size of 1.87 persons. 52.28% of households in Wallace are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wallace

The median gross income for households in Wallace is $30,438 a year, or $2,537 a month. The median rent for the city is $643 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wallace, a household making less than $2,143 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Wallace.

Area Median Income In Wallace

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 Wallace, the AMI is calculated from all households within Shoshone County.

In Wallace, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,400

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 Wallace

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 Wallace

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Wallace AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,000 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,250 $43,900
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Wallace AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,300 $26,600 $29,950 $33,250 $35,950 $38,600 $41,250 $43,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Wallace AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,250 $42,600 $47,900 $53,200 $57,500 $61,750 $66,000 $70,250