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Affordable Housing In Dawes County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dawes County

Royal Court

740 Pine St
Chadron, Nebraska

Maple Ridge Apartments

841 Maple St
Chadron, Nebraska

Pine Oak Vista III

201 Pine St
Chadron, Nebraska

Pine Court West Hills Villa Apartments

610 Pine St
Chadron, Nebraska

Chardron Apartments I

700 W 8th St
Chadron, Nebraska
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Dawes County, Nebraska

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 161 affordable apartments for rent in Dawes County, Nebraska.

Income Based Apartments in Dawes County, Nebraska

Dawes County features 95 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 Dawes County, Nebraska

There are 66 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dawes County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dawes County, Nebraska

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dawes County landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dawes County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dawes County, Nebraska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $671 and $820.

2021 Dawes County, 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
Dawes County, Nebraska Fair Market Rent $492 $565 $745 $927 $1,036
Dawes County, Nebraska Payment Standard Range $443 to $541 $509 to $622 $671 to $820 $834 to $1,020 $932 to $1,140

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Dawes County, NE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 161
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 95
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.01%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $41,038 ±$5,281
Median Rent $564 ±$88
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.85% ± 13.52pp
Total Population 9,136

Population and Household Demographics

Dawes County is a county in Nebraska with a population of 9,136. There are 3,611 households in the county with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 34.01% of households in Dawes County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dawes County

The median gross income for households in Dawes County is $41,038 a year, or $3,420 a month. The median rent for the county is $564 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dawes County, a household making less than $1,880 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Dawes County.

Area Median Income In Dawes 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 Dawes County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,700

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 Dawes 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 Dawes County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dawes County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,800 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dawes County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$24,650 $28,150 $31,650 $35,150 $38,000 $40,800 $43,600 $46,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dawes County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$39,400 $45,000 $50,650 $56,250 $60,750 $65,250 $69,750 $74,250

Cities In Dawes County

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City Served By
Chadron The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chadron is the Chadron Housing Authority.