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Affordable Housing In Bowling Green
Pike County, Missouri

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bowling Green

Heritage Place Apartments

100 Heritage Place Lane
Bowling Green, Missouri
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Creekside Apartments

100 Creekside Dr
Bowling Green, Missouri
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Bowling Green

510 W Champ Clark Dr
Bowling Green, Missouri
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Housing Authorities that serve Bowling Green

Housing Authority Programs
Bowling Green Housing Authority Public Housing
Lincoln County Public Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bowling Green, Missouri

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 169 affordable apartments for rent in Bowling Green, Missouri.

Income Based Apartments in Bowling Green, Missouri

Bowling Green features 105 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 Bowling Green, Missouri

There are 64 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bowling Green.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bowling Green, Missouri

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bowling Green, Missouri for a two-bedroom apartment is between $602 and $736.

2020 Bowling Green, Missouri 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 $449 $528 $669 $834 $906
Payment Standard Range $404 to $494 $475 to $581 $602 to $736 $751 to $917 $815 to $997

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bowling Green, MO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 169
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 105
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.51
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $29,589 ±$4,861
Median Rent $644 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.76% ± 12.88pp
Total Population 5,465

Population and Household Demographics

Bowling Green is a City in Pike County, Missouri with a population of 5,465. There are 1,311 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 45.08% of households in Bowling Green are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bowling Green

The median gross income for households in Bowling Green is $29,589 a year, or $2,466 a month. The median rent for the city is $644 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bowling Green, a household making less than $2,147 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Bowling Green.1

Area Median Income In Bowling Green

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 Bowling Green, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pike County.

In Bowling Green, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,600

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 Bowling Green

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 Bowling Green

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $12,490 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $33,450 $35,750 $38,050
50% of Median $20,200 $23,050 $25,950 $28,800 $31,150 $33,450 $35,750 $38,050
80% of Median $32,300 $36,900 $41,500 $46,100 $49,800 $53,500 $57,200 $60,900