Affordable Housing In Ozark County

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ozark County

Westridge Apartments

72 West Ridge Drive
Gainesville, Missouri

Harlin Heights

400 Harlin Heights Dr
Gainesville, Missouri
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Ozark County, Missouri

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 62 affordable apartments for rent in Ozark County, Missouri.

Income Based Apartments in Ozark County, Missouri

Ozark County features 62 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 Ozark County, Missouri

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ozark County, Missouri

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ozark County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Ozark County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ozark County, Missouri for a two-bedroom apartment is between $693 and $847.

2022 Ozark 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
Ozark County, Missouri Fair Market Rent $550 $585 $770 $952 $1,044
Ozark County, Missouri Payment Standard Range $495 to $605 $527 to $644 $693 to $847 $857 to $1,047 $940 to $1,148

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ozark County, MO Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 62
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 62
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.87%
Average Renter Household Size 1.99
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $31,399 ±$1,473
Median Rent $523 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.39% ± 9.28pp
Total Population 9,537

Population and Household Demographics

Ozark County is a county in Missouri with a population of 9,537. There are 4,233 households in the county with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 22.87% of households in Ozark County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ozark County

The median gross income for households in Ozark County is $31,399 a year, or $2,617 a month. The median rent for the county is $523 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ozark County, a household making less than $1,743 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Ozark County.

Area Median Income In Ozark 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 Ozark County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $42,800

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 Ozark 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 Ozark County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ozark County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$12,880 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $30,450 $32,700 $34,950 $37,200
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ozark County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$19,750 $22,550 $25,350 $28,150 $30,450 $32,700 $34,950 $37,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ozark County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$31,550 $36,050 $40,550 $45,050 $48,700 $52,300 $55,900 $59,500

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