Affordable Housing In Colfax
Richland County, North Dakota

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Colfax, North Dakota

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Colfax, North Dakota

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Cass County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Richland County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Colfax, North Dakota

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Colfax, North Dakota.

Income Based Apartments in Colfax, North Dakota

Colfax 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 Colfax, North Dakota

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Colfax.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Colfax, North Dakota

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

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

2022 Colfax, North Dakota 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
Colfax, North Dakota Fair Market Rent $572 $575 $757 $1,075 $1,100
Colfax, North Dakota Payment Standard Range $515 to $629 $518 to $633 $681 to $833 $968 to $1,183 $990 to $1,210

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Colfax, ND Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 4.44%
Average Renter Household Size 0.00
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $108,750 ±$55,012
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 0% ± 900pp
Total Population 121

Population and Household Demographics

Colfax is a city in Richland County, North Dakota with a population of 121. There are 45 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 4.44% of households in Colfax are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Colfax

The median gross income for households in Colfax is $108,750 a year, or $9,063 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Colfax, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 0% of households who rent are overburdened in Colfax.

Area Median Income In Colfax

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 Colfax, the AMI is calculated from all households within Richland County.

In Colfax, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,200

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 Colfax

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 Colfax

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Colfax AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,600 $22,400 $25,200 $27,950 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Colfax AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,600 $37,250 $41,900 $46,550 $50,300 $54,000 $57,750 $61,450
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Colfax AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,150 $59,600 $67,050 $74,500 $80,500 $86,450 $92,400 $98,350