Affordable Housing In Lafayette County
Missouri

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lafayette County

Briarwood I Apartments

405 N 4th St
Odessa, Missouri
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized

Wellington Properties Apartments

205 W College St
Wellington, Missouri
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Ninth Street Apartments

9th and Magdalina
Concordia, Missouri
$375-475
1-2 BR

Pioneer House

326 Broadway Street
Lexington, Missouri
Subsidized

Lacomo Supportive Housing

2106 Aull Ln
Lexington, Missouri
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Lexington Gardens

2219 Oakdale Dr
Lexington, Missouri
Subsidized

Waverly Senior Citizens Housing

302 Slusher Ln
Waverly, Missouri
Subsidized

106 South Lafayette

106 S Lafayette St
Corder, Missouri

Odessa Senior Citizens Inc

203 E Otway St
Odessa, Missouri

Churchill Estates Partnership

304 Churchill St
Blackburn, Missouri
Subsidized

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lafayette County, 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 Lafayette County, Missouri

Housing Authority Programs
Lafayette County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lafayette County, Missouri

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 710 affordable apartments for rent in Lafayette County, Missouri.

Income Based Apartments in Lafayette County, Missouri

Lafayette County features 371 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 Lafayette County, Missouri

There are 339 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lafayette County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lafayette County, Missouri

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lafayette County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lafayette County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lafayette County, Missouri for a two-bedroom apartment is between $927 and $1,133.

2022 Lafayette County, 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
Lafayette County, Missouri Fair Market Rent $762 $875 $1,030 $1,365 $1,569
Lafayette County, Missouri Payment Standard Range $686 to $838 $788 to $963 $927 to $1,133 $1,229 to $1,502 $1,412 to $1,726

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lafayette County, MO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 710
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 371
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.31%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $50,723 ±$2,799
Median Rent $634 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.99% ± 7.63pp
Total Population 32,916

Population and Household Demographics

Lafayette County is a county in Missouri with a population of 32,916. There are 13,188 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 24.31% of households in Lafayette County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lafayette County

The median gross income for households in Lafayette County is $50,723 a year, or $4,227 a month. The median rent for the county is $634 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lafayette County, a household making less than $2,113 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.99% of households who rent are overburdened in Lafayette County.

Area Median Income In Lafayette 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 Lafayette County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,600

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 Lafayette 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Lafayette County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lafayette County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,200 $20,800 $23,400 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lafayette County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,350 $34,650 $39,000 $43,300 $46,800 $50,250 $53,700 $57,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lafayette County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$48,550 $55,450 $62,400 $69,300 $74,850 $80,400 $85,950 $91,500

Cities In Lafayette County

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City Served By
Alma The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alma is the Lafayette County Housing Authority.
Aullville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aullville is the Lafayette County Housing Authority.
Bates City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bates City is the Lafayette County Housing Authority.
Blackburn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blackburn is the Lafayette County Housing Authority.
Concordia The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Concordia is the Lafayette County Housing Authority.
Corder The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Corder is the Lafayette County Housing Authority.
Dover The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dover is the Lafayette County Housing Authority.
Emma The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Emma is the Lafayette County Housing Authority.
Higginsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Higginsville are the Higginsville Housing Authority and Lafayette County Housing Authority.
Lake Lafayette The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake Lafayette is the Lafayette County Housing Authority.
Lexington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Lexington are the Lexington Housing Authority and Lafayette County Housing Authority.
Mayview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mayview is the Lafayette County Housing Authority.
Napoleon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Napoleon is the Lafayette County Housing Authority.
Odessa The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Odessa is the Lafayette County Housing Authority.
Waverly The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waverly is the Lafayette County Housing Authority.
Wellington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wellington is the Lafayette County Housing Authority.