Affordable Housing In West Fargo
Cass County, North Dakota

23 Low Income Apartment Communities In West Fargo

Harper Heights Independent Senior Living

121 1st Avenue East
West Fargo, North Dakota
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
55+

Heritage Commons

1423 3rd Street E
West Fargo, North Dakota
$735-765
2 BR

Heritage Square

1315 3rd Street E
West Fargo, North Dakota
$618-715
1-2 BR

Sheyenne Square

1100 Sheyenne St
West Fargo, North Dakota
$451-715
2 BR

The Preserve Townhomes

3170 7th Ave E
West Fargo, North Dakota
$451-780
2 BR

Commons II Apartments

3500 42nd Street SE
West Fargo, North Dakota
$730
2 BR

Charleston Townhomes

1312 3rd Street E
West Fargo, North Dakota
Income Based
2 BR

Charleston Townhomes II

1315 3rd Street E
West Fargo, North Dakota
Income Based
2 BR

Foxboro Court Apartments

625 23rd St E
West Fargo, North Dakota
$740-845
2-3 BR

Dakota Commons

3865 4th Street East
West Fargo, North Dakota
Call For Rent
2 BR
55+

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in West Fargo, 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 West Fargo, North Dakota

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Cass County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Fargo Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Fargo, North Dakota

There are 23 low income housing apartment communities offering 692 affordable apartments for rent in West Fargo, North Dakota.

Income Based Apartments in West Fargo, North Dakota

West Fargo features 195 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 West Fargo, North Dakota

There are 497 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Fargo.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Fargo, North Dakota

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay West Fargo landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in West Fargo.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Fargo, North Dakota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $773 and $945.

2022 West Fargo, 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
West Fargo, North Dakota Fair Market Rent $597 $705 $859 $1,220 $1,470
West Fargo, North Dakota Payment Standard Range $537 to $657 $635 to $776 $773 to $945 $1,098 to $1,342 $1,323 to $1,617

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

West Fargo, ND Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 23
Total Low Income Apartments 692
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 195
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.03
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $69,549 ±$3,286
Median Rent $751 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.37% ± 6.71pp
Total Population 29,892

Population and Household Demographics

West Fargo is a city in Cass County, North Dakota with a population of 29,892. There are 11,856 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 33.07% of households in West Fargo are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Fargo

The median gross income for households in West Fargo is $69,549 a year, or $5,796 a month. The median rent for the city is $751 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Fargo, a household making less than $2,503 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.37% of households who rent are overburdened in West Fargo.

Area Median Income In West Fargo

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 West Fargo, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cass County.

In West Fargo, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $91,300

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 West Fargo

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 West Fargo

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the West Fargo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,200 $21,950 $24,700 $27,400 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the West Fargo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,000 $36,550 $41,100 $45,650 $49,350 $53,000 $56,650 $60,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the West Fargo AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,150 $58,450 $65,750 $73,050 $78,900 $84,750 $90,600 $96,450