Affordable Housing In Cooper County

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cooper County

Village Meadow

1400 Village Drive
Boonville, MO
Call For Rent
1 BR

Boonslick Residential Services, Inc

440 Boone Village Dr
Boonville, MO
Elderly Supportive Housing

Rankin Mill Apartments

2240 Rankin Mill Ln
Boonville, MO
HCV Welcome

Kemper Village Homes

385 W Ashley Rd
Boonville, MO
HCV Welcome

Hamilton Brown Apartments

300 1st St
Boonville, MO
HCV Welcome

Boonville Estates

380 Boone Village Dr
Boonville, MO


908 High St
Boonville, MO
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Other Housing Authorities located in Cooper County

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Boonville Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cooper County, Missouri

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 260 affordable apartments for rent in Cooper County, Missouri. Cooper County features 133 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 127 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cooper County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cooper County, MO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 260
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 133
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $44,549 ±$2,804
Median Rent $639 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.5% ± 6.46pp
Total Population 17,593

Population and Household Demographics

Cooper County is a County in Missouri with a population of 17,593. There are 6,488 households in the county with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 28.73% of households in Cooper County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cooper County

The median gross income for households in Cooper County is $44,549 a year, or $3,712 a month. The median rent for the county is $639 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cooper County, a household making less than $2,130 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.5% of households who rent are overburdened in Cooper County.1

Area Median Income In Cooper County

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.

In Cooper County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,500

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 Cooper County

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 Cooper County HUD Rental Assistance in Cooper County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,800 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,250
50% of Median $22,950 $26,200 $29,500 $32,750 $35,400 $38,000 $40,650 $43,250
80% of Median $36,700 $41,950 $47,200 $52,400 $56,600 $60,800 $65,000 $69,200
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Cooper County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1988 to 2012, 5 low income apartment communities containing 185 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Cooper County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Cooper County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,950 $26,200 $29,500 $32,750 $35,400 $38,000 $40,650 $43,250
60% of Median $27,540 $31,440 $35,400 $39,300 $42,480 $45,600 $48,780 $51,900

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Cooper County is $35,400 a year, or $2,950 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,950 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $885 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $574 $614 $738 $852 $950 $1,049
60% $689 $737 $885 $1,022 $1,140 $1,259
Fair Market Rents in Cooper County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$426 $483 $634 $877 $936

Cities In Cooper County

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City Listings Served By
Boonville 7 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Boonville is the Boonville Housing Authority.
Otterville 0
Pilot Grove 0
Prairie Home 0
Bunceton 0
Windsor Place 0
Wooldridge 0
Blackwater 0