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Affordable Housing In Valley
Douglas County, Nebraska

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Valley

Valley View Apartments

400 W Meigs St
Valley, Nebraska
Subsidized

Valley Crown

102 W Condron St
Valley, Nebraska

Platte Valley Apartments

712 S West St
Valley, Nebraska
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Housing Authorities that serve Valley

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 Valley, Nebraska

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 88 affordable apartments for rent in Valley, Nebraska.

Income Based Apartments in Valley, Nebraska

Valley features 28 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 Valley, Nebraska

There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Valley.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Valley, Nebraska

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Valley landlords $700 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Valley.

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

2020 Valley, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Valley, NE Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 88
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 28
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.44%
Average Renter Household Size 1.85
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $50,350 ±$10,012
Median Rent $840 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.23% ± 10.59pp
Total Population 2,018

Population and Household Demographics

Valley is a city in Douglas County, Nebraska with a population of 2,018. There are 885 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 39.44% of households in Valley are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Valley

The median gross income for households in Valley is $50,350 a year, or $4,196 a month. The median rent for the city is $840 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Valley, a household making less than $2,800 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Valley.

Area Median Income In Valley

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

In Valley, 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 Valley

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 Valley

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