Affordable Housing In Jefferson City
Callaway County, Missouri

18 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jefferson City

St. Martins Estates Apartments

7027 St. Martins Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Subsidized

Cedar Ridge Apartments II

4904 Charm Ridge Dr.
Jefferson City, MO
$480
3 BR
HCV Welcome

Hyder Elderly Apartments

1320 Linden Dr
Jefferson City, MO
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Warren Scott Apartments

2017 William St
Jefferson City, MO
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Capital City Apartments

512 E Elm St
Jefferson City, MO
Subsidized

Richard Walz Apartments

1313 Southwest Blvd
Jefferson City, MO
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Linden Campus Apartments

1010 Linden Way
Jefferson City, MO
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Lewella Estes Apartments

343 Eastwood Dr
Jefferson City, MO
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Chapel Hill Commons

3561 Chapel Hill Rd
Jefferson City, MO
HCV Welcome

Hamilton Towers Apartments

12 Jackson St
Jefferson City, MO
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Jefferson City

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Jefferson Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jefferson City, Missouri

According to federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research, there are 18 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,130 affordable apartments for rent in Jefferson City, Missouri. Jefferson City features 758 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 372 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson City.

Jefferson City, MO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 18
Total Low Income Apartments 1,130
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 758
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.57%
Average Renter Household Size 2.11
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $47,969 ±$2,758
Median Rent $583 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.32% ± 4.49pp
Total Population 43,186

Population and Household Demographics

Jefferson City is a City in Callaway County, Missouri with a population of 43,186. There are 16,884 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 41.57% of households in Jefferson City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jefferson City

The median gross income for households in Jefferson City is $47,969 a year, or $3,997 a month. The median rent for the city is $583 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jefferson City, a household making less than $1,943 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Jefferson City.1

Area Median Income In Jefferson City

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 Jefferson City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Callaway County.

In Jefferson City, 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 Jefferson City

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 Jefferson City HUD Rental Assistance in Jefferson City

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Jefferson City

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

From 1987 to 2011, 9 low income apartment communities containing 422 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Jefferson City 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 Jefferson City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,850 $26,100 $29,350 $32,600 $35,250 $37,850 $40,450 $43,050
60% of Median $27,420 $31,320 $35,220 $39,120 $42,300 $45,420 $48,540 $51,660

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 Jefferson City is $35,220 a year, or $2,935 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,935 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $881 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% $571 $612 $734 $848 $946 $1,044
60% $686 $734 $881 $1,018 $1,136 $1,253
Fair Market Rents in Jefferson City

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
$545 $548 $722 $990 $1,180