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Columbus Place

1305 8th Street
Columbus, Nebraska
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1 BR
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Realife of Columbus

3600 30th Street
Columbus, Nebraska
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1-2 BR

Cherry Creek Apartments

103 27th St
Columbus, Nebraska

Four Seasons I Apts

2579 47 Ave
Columbus, Nebraska

Heritage House

101 North Rd
Columbus, Nebraska

Westwood Apartments II

2662 47th Ave
Columbus, Nebraska
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Jones Northcreek Apartments

2803 32nd St
Columbus, Nebraska
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Four Seasons II Apartments Rw Investments

2565 47th Ave
Columbus, Nebraska
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Briarwood II Apartments

2732 25th St
Columbus, Nebraska

Arbor Place

3810 25th St
Columbus, Nebraska
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There are 104 low-income apartments in Columbus that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 476 low-income homes in Columbus where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $409 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 19th, 2022. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Columbus, Nebraska

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.

Housing Authority Programs
Columbus Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Nebraska Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Columbus.

Columbus, Nebraska Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Columbus, Nebraska

Columbus features 476 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 Columbus, Nebraska

There are 104 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Columbus.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Columbus, Nebraska

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Columbus, Nebraska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $807 and $987.

2023 Columbus, Nebraska 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
Columbus, Nebraska Fair Market Rent $610 $726 $897 $1,201 $1,205
Columbus, Nebraska Payment Standard Range $549 to $671 $653 to $799 $807 to $987 $1,081 to $1,321 $1,085 to $1,326

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Columbus, NE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 612
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 476
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.33%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $52,579 ±$3,225
Median Rent $671 ±$58
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.7% ± 6.61pp
Total Population 22,584

Population and Household Demographics

Columbus is a city in Platte County, Nebraska with a population of 22,584. There are 9,008 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 32.33% of households in Columbus are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Columbus

The median gross income for households in Columbus is $52,579 a year, or $4,382 a month. The median rent for the city is $671 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Columbus, a household making less than $2,237 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Columbus.

Area Median Income In Columbus

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 Columbus, the AMI is calculated from all households within Platte County.

In Columbus, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,400

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 Columbus

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 Columbus

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Columbus AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,800 $21,450 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Columbus AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$31,300 $35,800 $40,250 $44,700 $48,300 $51,900 $55,450 $59,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Columbus AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$50,050 $57,200 $64,350 $71,500 $77,250 $82,950 $88,700 $94,400