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Affordable Housing In Lexington
Dawson County, Nebraska

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lexington

The Row

601 Eisenhower Dr
Lexington, Nebraska
4 BR

Eastlawn Addition Apartments

302 N Fillmore St
Lexington, Nebraska

Legend Oaks

1801 Legend Dr
Lexington, Nebraska

Eagle Run Apartments

801 N Erie St
Lexington, Nebraska


300 N Monroe St
Lexington, Nebraska

Southaven Apartments

1106 Wagon Wheel Ln
Lexington, Nebraska

Southhaven Apartments

1116 Wagon Wheel Ln
Lexington, Nebraska
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Lexington, 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 Lexington, Nebraska

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lexington, Nebraska

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 451 affordable apartments for rent in Lexington, Nebraska.

Income Based Apartments in Lexington, Nebraska

Lexington features 374 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 Lexington, Nebraska

There are 77 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lexington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lexington, Nebraska

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

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

2022 Lexington, 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
Lexington, Nebraska Fair Market Rent $522 $616 $780 $977 $1,106
Lexington, 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.

Lexington, NE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 451
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 374
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.34%
Average Renter Household Size 2.86
Average Household Size 3.19
Median Household Income $43,096 ±$3,633
Median Rent $670 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.07% ± 9.03pp
Total Population 10,152

Population and Household Demographics

Lexington is a city in Dawson County, Nebraska with a population of 10,152. There are 3,129 households in the city with an average household size of 3.19 persons. 39.34% of households in Lexington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lexington

The median gross income for households in Lexington is $43,096 a year, or $3,591 a month. The median rent for the city is $670 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lexington, a household making less than $2,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Lexington.

Area Median Income In Lexington

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

In Lexington, 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 Lexington

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 Lexington

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lexington 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 Lexington 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 Lexington 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