Affordable Housing In Beresford
Lincoln County, South Dakota

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Beresford

Evergreen Square

705 W Cedar St
Beresford, SD

Northview Apartments I

510 N 5th St
Beresford, SD

Kary House Apartments

609 W Cedar St
Beresford, SD
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Beresford, South Dakota

According to federal housing data and research, there are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 46 affordable apartments for rent in Beresford, South Dakota. Beresford features 46 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Beresford.

Beresford, SD Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 46
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 46
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.57%
Average Renter Household Size 1.90
Average Household Size 2.50
Median Household Income $51,667 ±$10,494
Median Rent $588 ±$176
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 26.11% ± 11.27pp
Total Population 2,211

Population and Household Demographics

Beresford is a City in Lincoln County, South Dakota with a population of 2,211. There are 884 households in the city with an average household size of 2.50 persons. 25.57% of households in Beresford are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Beresford

The median gross income for households in Beresford is $51,667 a year, or $4,306 a month. The median rent for the city is $588 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Beresford, a household making less than $1,960 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 26.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Beresford.1

Area Median Income In Beresford

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 Beresford, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lincoln County.

In Beresford, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,200

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 Beresford

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 Beresford HUD Rental Assistance in Beresford

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,100 $20,700 $23,300 $25,850 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $30,200 $34,500 $38,800 $43,100 $46,550 $50,000 $53,450 $56,900
80% of Median $48,300 $55,200 $62,100 $68,950 $74,500 $80,000 $85,500 $91,050

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Beresford

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $30,200 $34,500 $38,800 $43,100 $46,550 $50,000 $53,450 $56,900
60% of Median $36,240 $41,400 $46,560 $51,720 $55,860 $60,000 $64,140 $68,280

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Beresford is $46,560 a year, or $3,880 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,880 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,164 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $755 $809 $970 $1,121 $1,250 $1,379
60% $906 $971 $1,164 $1,345 $1,500 $1,655
Fair Market Rents in Beresford

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$599 $685 $839 $1,096 $1,302