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Affordable Housing In Dawson County
Nebraska

20 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dawson County

The Row

601 Eisenhower Dr
Lexington, Nebraska
$1,025-1,225
4 BR

Cozad Housing

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

Jefferson Square

1009 Jefferson St
Gothenburg, Nebraska
Call For Rent
2 BR

Eastlawn Addition Apartments

302 N Fillmore St
Lexington, Nebraska
Subsidized

Crestview Senior Housing

2121 Avenue H
Gothenburg, Nebraska
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Park Plaza Apartments

921 Avenue L
Cozad, Nebraska
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Legend Oaks

1801 Legend Dr
Lexington, Nebraska

Eagle Run Apartments

801 N Erie St
Lexington, Nebraska
Subsidized

East Villa Court

1204 E 11th St
Cozad, Nebraska

Hillcrest

810 20th St
Gothenburg, Nebraska

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Dawson County, 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 Dawson County, Nebraska

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dawson County, Nebraska

There are 20 low income housing apartment communities offering 853 affordable apartments for rent in Dawson County, Nebraska.

Income Based Apartments in Dawson County, Nebraska

Dawson County features 594 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 Dawson County, Nebraska

There are 259 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dawson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dawson County, Nebraska

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

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

2022 Dawson 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
Dawson County, Nebraska Fair Market Rent $522 $616 $780 $977 $1,106
Dawson County, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dawson County, NE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 853
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 594
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.71
Median Household Income $48,329 ±$2,089
Median Rent $653 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.6% ± 5.73pp
Total Population 24,069

Population and Household Demographics

Dawson County is a county in Nebraska with a population of 24,069. There are 8,755 households in the county with an average household size of 2.71 persons. 32.29% of households in Dawson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dawson County

The median gross income for households in Dawson County is $48,329 a year, or $4,027 a month. The median rent for the county is $653 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dawson County, a household making less than $2,177 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.6% of households who rent are overburdened in Dawson County.

Area Median Income In Dawson 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 Dawson County, 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 Dawson 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 Dawson County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dawson County 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 Dawson County 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 Dawson County 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

Cities In Dawson County

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City Served By
Cozad The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Cozad are the Cozad Housing Authority and Lexington Housing Authority.
Eddyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eddyville is the Lexington Housing Authority.
Farnam The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Farnam is the Lexington Housing Authority.
Gothenburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Gothenburg are the Gothenburg Housing Authority and Lexington Housing Authority.
Lexington The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lexington is the Lexington Housing Authority.
Overton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Overton is the Lexington Housing Authority.
Sumner The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sumner is the Lexington Housing Authority.
Willow Island The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Willow Island is the Lexington Housing Authority.