Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Jefferson City, MO

Discover affordable housing in Jefferson City where there are 20+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Cedar Ridge Apartments II

4904 Charm Ridge Dr., Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

St. Martins Estates Apartments

7027 St. Martins Blvd, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Chapel Hill Commons I

3521 Chapel Hill Rd, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Chapel Hill Commons II

205 Rock Beacon Road, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Chapel Hill Commons III

3451 Chapel Hill Road, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Kenneth Locke Apartments

1012 Linden Way, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Richard Walz Apartments

1313 Southwest Blvd, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Dulle Towers Apartments

10 Jackson St, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Weathered Rock Apartments

833 Weathered Rock Rd, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Warren Scott Apartments

2017 William St, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Hyder Elderly Apartments

1320 Linden Dr, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Lewella Estes Apartments

343 Eastwood Dr, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Linden Campus Apartments

1010 Linden Way, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Hamilton Towers Apartments

12 Jackson St, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Capital City Apartments

512 E Elm St, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Capital City II

Myrtle and Edmonds Sts, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102

1100 Linden Ct

1100 Linden Ct, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

800 E Elm St

800 E Elm St, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

Capital City Elderly

1302 Edmonds St, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Cedar Ridge Estates

4903 Charm Ridge Dr, Jefferson City, Missouri 65109

Open Until Further Notice

Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Jefferson City, Missouri
$15.61/hour
$3.31 (+27%) more than Missouri minimum wage and $8.36 (+115%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Jefferson City, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Jefferson City, Missouri.

Go to the Missouri Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Jefferson City.

How many renters live in Jefferson City, Missouri?

The City of Jefferson City has 42,644 people living in 16,852 households.

There are 13,945 renters living in 6,870 renter households in this City. Renters make up 32.7 percent of the population living in Jefferson City.

What is the rental market like in Jefferson City, Missouri?

There are an estimated 19,058 housing units in the Jefferson City area. Of these, 7,973 units are rental homes, making up 42 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Jefferson City, Missouri, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Jefferson City?

The rental vacancy rate in Jefferson City is 9 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

How many rental units are in Jefferson City for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Jefferson City
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
117 1,704 3,170 1,526 264
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Jefferson City

A large number of apartments in Jefferson City have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Jefferson City are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 37 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 18 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Jefferson City

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $708 to $1,380. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $708
One BR $713
Two BR $937
Three BR $1,133
Four BR $1,380
2024 Fair Market Rents in Jefferson City, Missouri

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Jefferson City?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 0 100 percent
One BR 1,122 66 percent
Two BR 2,035 64 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Jefferson City, Missouri

How many affordable rental units are in Jefferson City?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Jefferson City, Missouri including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 390
Public Housing 315
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 426
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 38
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Jefferson City, Missouri

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Jefferson City, Missouri

Jefferson City features 678 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 Jefferson City, Missouri

There are 352 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jefferson City, Missouri

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jefferson City, Missouri for a two-bedroom apartment is between $742 and $906.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.