Affordable Housing In Chaffee
Scott County, Missouri

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chaffee

Eureka Apartments

1200 S Main St
Chaffee, Missouri
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801 S Main St
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Chaffee, Missouri

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Chaffee, Missouri

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Guide To Affordable Housing in Chaffee, Missouri

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 195 affordable apartments for rent in Chaffee, Missouri.

Income Based Apartments in Chaffee, Missouri

Chaffee features 195 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 Chaffee, Missouri

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chaffee, Missouri

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Chaffee, Missouri for a two-bedroom apartment is between $675 and $825.

2022 Chaffee, 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
Chaffee, Missouri Fair Market Rent $535 $570 $750 $978 $1,017
Chaffee, Missouri Payment Standard Range $482 to $589 $513 to $627 $675 to $825 $880 to $1,076 $915 to $1,119

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Chaffee, MO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 195
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 195
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.18%
Average Renter Household Size 2.13
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $32,992 ±$7,115
Median Rent $487 ±$80
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.22% ± 16.63pp
Total Population 2,943

Population and Household Demographics

Chaffee is a city in Scott County, Missouri with a population of 2,943. There are 1,189 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 38.18% of households in Chaffee are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chaffee

The median gross income for households in Chaffee is $32,992 a year, or $2,749 a month. The median rent for the city is $487 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chaffee, a household making less than $1,623 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Chaffee.

Area Median Income In Chaffee

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 Chaffee, the AMI is calculated from all households within Scott County.

In Chaffee, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,800

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 Chaffee

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 Chaffee

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Chaffee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$13,590 $18,310 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $36,500 $39,000 $41,550
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Chaffee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$22,050 $25,200 $28,350 $31,450 $34,000 $36,500 $39,000 $41,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Chaffee AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$35,250 $40,250 $45,300 $50,300 $54,350 $58,350 $62,400 $66,400