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Stoneridge Apartments

716A East 56th St
Kearney, Nebraska
1-3 BR

Judy Meadows

75 LaCrosse Dr
Kearney, Nebraska
Call For Rent
3 BR

Platte Valley - Kearney

2007 W 38th Street
Kearney, Nebraska
Income Based
1 BR
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cimarron Court Apartments

1011 Sixth Ave
Kearney, Nebraska
Call For Rent
1 BR
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Eastbrooke Gardens

5611 Eastbrooke Dr
Kearney, Nebraska
Call For Rent
3-4 BR

Kearney Plaza Townhomes

65 Villa Drive
Kearney, Nebraska
Rent Assisted

St Luke's Countryside Villa

2300 E 32nd St
Kearney, Nebraska
Rent Assisted
Elderly Supportive Housing

Prairie View

211 E 8th St
Kearney, Nebraska
1-3 BR
Rent Assisted
Family & Senior
Market Rate

Plaza Boulevard Apartments

50 Plaza Blvd
Kearney, Nebraska
Rent Assisted

There are 352 low-income apartments in Kearney that offer reduced rents to eligible households. Low-income rents in Kearney, Nebraska can range from $520 to $745 depending on the number of bedrooms.

Rental assistance programs support 669 low-income homes in Kearney where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $445 towards rent each month.

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Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on January 3rd, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Kearney, 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
Kearney Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Nebraska Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Kearney.

Kearney, Nebraska Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Kearney, Nebraska

Kearney features 669 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 Kearney, Nebraska

There are 352 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kearney.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kearney, Nebraska

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kearney, Nebraska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $836 and $1,022.

2023 Kearney, 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
Kearney, Nebraska Fair Market Rent $640 $712 $929 $1,260 $1,582
Kearney, Nebraska Payment Standard Range $576 to $704 $641 to $783 $836 to $1,022 $1,134 to $1,386 $1,424 to $1,740

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kearney, NE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 20
Total Low Income Apartments 1,021
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 669
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $50,566 ±$2,723
Median Rent $732 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.26% ± 5.3pp
Total Population 32,217

Population and Household Demographics

Kearney is a city in Buffalo County, Nebraska with a population of 32,217. There are 12,434 households in the city with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 43.56% of households in Kearney are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kearney

The median gross income for households in Kearney is $50,566 a year, or $4,214 a month. The median rent for the city is $732 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kearney, a household making less than $2,440 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Kearney.

Area Median Income In Kearney

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 Kearney, the AMI is calculated from all households within Buffalo County.

In Kearney, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $98,500

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 Kearney

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 Kearney

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Kearney AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,750 $22,550 $25,350 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Kearney AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,900 $37,600 $42,300 $46,950 $50,750 $54,500 $58,250 $62,000
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Kearney AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,600 $60,100 $67,600 $75,100 $81,150 $87,150 $93,150 $99,150