Affordable Housing In Williston
Williams County, North Dakota

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Williston


Williston, North Dakota
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Missouri View Heights

514 Reclamation Dr
Williston, North Dakota
Disabled Supportive Housing

Brookeland Homes

607 6th St E
Williston, North Dakota

Waters Edge

705 5th St E
Williston, North Dakota

Williston Senior Apartments Homes

2610 24th Ave W
Williston, North Dakota

Bethel Heritage Manor

319 18th St W
Williston, North Dakota

West View Apartments

2426 29th St W
Williston, North Dakota

Nokota Ridge

2205 28th St W
Williston, North Dakota

Prairie View

1801 8th Ave W
Williston, North Dakota

Opportunity Fnd Inc

701 8th St E
Williston, North Dakota

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

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Williston Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Williston, North Dakota

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 431 affordable apartments for rent in Williston, North Dakota.

Income Based Apartments in Williston, North Dakota

Williston features 248 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 Williston, North Dakota

There are 183 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Williston.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Williston, North Dakota

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Williston, North Dakota for a two-bedroom apartment is between $869 and $1,063.

2022 Williston, 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
Williston, North Dakota Fair Market Rent $642 $773 $966 $1,372 $1,524
Williston, North Dakota Payment Standard Range $578 to $706 $696 to $850 $869 to $1,063 $1,235 to $1,509 $1,372 to $1,676

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Williston, ND Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 431
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 248
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.12
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $90,171 ±$5,120
Median Rent $928 ±$167
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.29% ± 6.95pp
Total Population 22,051

Population and Household Demographics

Williston is a city in Williams County, North Dakota with a population of 22,051. There are 9,102 households in the city with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 38.99% of households in Williston are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Williston

The median gross income for households in Williston is $90,171 a year, or $7,514 a month. The median rent for the city is $928 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Williston, a household making less than $3,093 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Williston.

Area Median Income In Williston

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 Williston, the AMI is calculated from all households within Williams County.

In Williston, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $111,900

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 Williston

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 Williston

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Williston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$23,500 $26,850 $30,200 $33,550 $36,250 $38,950 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Williston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$39,200 $44,800 $50,400 $55,950 $60,450 $64,950 $69,400 $73,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Williston AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$62,600 $71,550 $80,500 $89,400 $96,600 $103,750 $110,900 $118,050