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Affordable Housing In Ralston
Douglas County, Nebraska

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ralston

Ralston House Senior Apartments

7301 Q Street
Ralston, Nebraska
Income Based
1-2 BR

Lavista Mf Partnership

7009 S 82nd Street
Ralston, Nebraska
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Housing Authorities that serve Ralston

Housing Authority Programs
Douglas County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher; Family Unification Program (FUP)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ralston, Nebraska

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 145 affordable apartments for rent in Ralston, Nebraska.

Income Based Apartments in Ralston, Nebraska

Ralston features 0 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 Ralston, Nebraska

There are 145 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ralston.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ralston, Nebraska

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ralston landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Ralston.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ralston, Nebraska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $851 and $1,041.

2020 Ralston, 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
Fair Market Rent $650 $762 $946 $1,272 $1,419
Payment Standard Range $585 to $715 $686 to $838 $851 to $1,041 $1,145 to $1,399 $1,277 to $1,561

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ralston, NE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 145
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.82%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $53,810 ±$9,813
Median Rent $749 ±$87
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.21% ± 11.81pp
Total Population 5,997

Population and Household Demographics

Ralston is a city in Douglas County, Nebraska with a population of 5,997. There are 2,602 households in the city with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 36.82% of households in Ralston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ralston

The median gross income for households in Ralston is $53,810 a year, or $4,484 a month. The median rent for the city is $749 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ralston, a household making less than $2,497 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.21% of households who rent are overburdened in Ralston.

Area Median Income In Ralston

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 Ralston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Douglas County.

In Ralston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,000

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 Ralston

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 Ralston

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,300 $20,900 $23,500 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,450 $34,800 $39,150 $43,500 $47,000 $50,500 $53,950 $57,450
80% of Median $48,750 $55,700 $62,650 $69,600 $75,200 $80,750 $86,350 $91,900