Affordable Housing In Strafford County
46 Low Income Apartment Communities In Strafford County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Strafford County, New Hampshire
There are 46 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,420 affordable apartments for rent in Strafford County, New Hampshire.
Income Based Apartments in Strafford County, New Hampshire
Strafford County features 1,574 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 Strafford County, New Hampshire
There are 834 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Strafford County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Strafford County, New Hampshire
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Strafford County landlords $800 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Strafford County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Strafford County, New Hampshire for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,259 and $1,539.
2022 Strafford County, New Hampshire 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|
|Strafford County, New Hampshire Fair Market Rent||$977||$1,092||$1,399||$1,871||$2,295|
|Strafford County, New Hampshire Payment Standard Range||$879 to $1,075||$983 to $1,201||$1,259 to $1,539||$1,684 to $2,058||$2,066 to $2,525|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Strafford County, NH Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||46|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,420|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,574|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||35.1%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.21|
|Average Household Size||2.48|
|Median Household Income||$60,711 ±$1,311|
|Median Rent||$959 ±$17|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||50.31% ± 3.53pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Strafford County is a county in New Hampshire with a population of 125,273. There are 47,149 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 35.1% of households in Strafford County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Strafford County
The median gross income for households in Strafford County is $60,711 a year, or $5,059 a month. The median rent for the county is $959 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Strafford County, a household making less than $3,197 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Strafford County.
Area Median Income In Strafford County
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.
In Strafford County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $106,600
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 Strafford County
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 Strafford County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Strafford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Strafford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Strafford County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Strafford County
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|Dover||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dover is the Dover Housing Authority.|
|Rochester||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rochester is the Rochester Housing Authority.|
|Somersworth||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Somersworth is the Somersworth Housing Authority.|