Affordable Housing In Cozad
Dawson County, Nebraska

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cozad

Cozad Housing

901 Avenue L
Cozad, Nebraska
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Park Plaza Apartments

921 Avenue L
Cozad, Nebraska
Elderly Supportive Housing

East Villa Court

1204 E 11th St
Cozad, Nebraska

Haymaker Haven

421 W 9th St
Cozad, Nebraska

Cozad, City Of

2101 Avenue O
Cozad, Nebraska
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Cozad, 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.

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 Cozad, Nebraska

Housing Authority Programs
Cozad Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Lexington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cozad, Nebraska

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 136 affordable apartments for rent in Cozad, Nebraska.

Income Based Apartments in Cozad, Nebraska

Cozad features 80 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 Cozad, Nebraska

There are 56 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cozad.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cozad, Nebraska

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cozad, Nebraska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $702 and $858.

2022 Cozad, 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
Cozad, Nebraska Fair Market Rent $522 $616 $780 $977 $1,106
Cozad, Nebraska Payment Standard Range $470 to $574 $554 to $678 $702 to $858 $879 to $1,075 $995 to $1,217

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cozad, NE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 136
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $40,260 ±$7,636
Median Rent $602 ±$71
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.48% ± 11.68pp
Total Population 3,905

Population and Household Demographics

Cozad is a city in Dawson County, Nebraska with a population of 3,905. There are 1,560 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 34.94% of households in Cozad are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cozad

The median gross income for households in Cozad is $40,260 a year, or $3,355 a month. The median rent for the city is $602 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cozad, a household making less than $2,007 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Cozad.

Area Median Income In Cozad

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 Cozad, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dawson County.

In Cozad, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,400

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 Cozad

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 Cozad

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cozad AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,550 $18,900 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cozad AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,550 $31,450 $35,400 $39,300 $42,450 $45,600 $48,750 $51,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cozad AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,050 $50,350 $56,650 $62,900 $67,950 $73,000 $78,000 $83,050