Affordable Housing In Springfield
Sarpy County, Nebraska

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Springfield

Springfield Apartments

310 N 1st
Springfield, Nebraska

Springfield Heights Apts % Darland Prop

445 N 2nd St
Springfield, Nebraska
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Housing Authorities that serve Springfield

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Springfield, Nebraska

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 28 affordable apartments for rent in Springfield, Nebraska.

Income Based Apartments in Springfield, Nebraska

Springfield features 12 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 Springfield, Nebraska

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Springfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Springfield, Nebraska

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Springfield landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Springfield.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Springfield, Nebraska for a two-bedroom apartment is between $888 and $1,086.

2021 Springfield, 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
Springfield, Nebraska Fair Market Rent $695 $798 $987 $1,325 $1,478
Springfield, Nebraska Payment Standard Range $626 to $765 $718 to $878 $888 to $1,086 $1,193 to $1,458 $1,330 to $1,626

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Springfield, NE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 28
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 12
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 14.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $61,917 ±$7,593
Median Rent $442 ±$412
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 13.79% ± 22.47pp
Total Population 1,423

Population and Household Demographics

Springfield is a city in Sarpy County, Nebraska with a population of 1,423. There are 593 households in the city with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 14.67% of households in Springfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Springfield

The median gross income for households in Springfield is $61,917 a year, or $5,160 a month. The median rent for the city is $442 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Springfield, a household making less than $1,473 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 13.79% of households who rent are overburdened in Springfield.

Area Median Income In Springfield

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 Springfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sarpy County.

In Springfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,800

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 Springfield

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 Springfield

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Springfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,450 $21,100 $23,750 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Springfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,750 $35,150 $39,550 $43,900 $47,450 $50,950 $54,450 $57,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Springfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,200 $56,200 $63,250 $70,250 $75,900 $81,500 $87,150 $92,750