Affordable Housing In Ogallala
Keith County, Nebraska

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ogallala

Ogallala Village

1801 East 1st Street
Ogallala, Nebraska
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1-2 BR

Cedarwood Apartments

310 E N St
Ogallala, Nebraska

Oak Ridge Apartments

201 E L St
Ogallala, Nebraska

1701 E 2nd St

1701 E 2nd St
Ogallala, Nebraska

Cedar Inc Apartments

305 E N St
Ogallala, Nebraska

Great West Townhomes

1001 Great West Cir
Ogallala, Nebraska

Cedarwood South Apartments

300 E N St
Ogallala, Nebraska
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Ogallala, Nebraska

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 296 affordable apartments for rent in Ogallala, Nebraska.

Income Based Apartments in Ogallala, Nebraska

Ogallala 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 Ogallala, Nebraska

There are 216 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ogallala.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ogallala, Nebraska

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ogallala, Nebraska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $681 and $833.

2022 Ogallala, 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
Ogallala, Nebraska Fair Market Rent $507 $575 $757 $967 $1,236
Ogallala, Nebraska Payment Standard Range $456 to $558 $518 to $633 $681 to $833 $870 to $1,064 $1,112 to $1,360

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ogallala, NE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 296
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 80
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.23%
Average Renter Household Size 1.76
Average Household Size 1.97
Median Household Income $36,875 ±$5,465
Median Rent $570 ±$65
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.27% ± 8.13pp
Total Population 4,605

Population and Household Demographics

Ogallala is a city in Keith County, Nebraska with a population of 4,605. There are 2,299 households in the city with an average household size of 1.97 persons. 39.23% of households in Ogallala are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ogallala

The median gross income for households in Ogallala is $36,875 a year, or $3,073 a month. The median rent for the city is $570 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ogallala, a household making less than $1,900 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.27% of households who rent are overburdened in Ogallala.

Area Median Income In Ogallala

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 Ogallala, the AMI is calculated from all households within Keith County.

In Ogallala, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,700

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 Ogallala

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 Ogallala

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