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Affordable Housing In Cedar City
Iron County, Utah

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cedar City

Libertad Cedar City

660 West 1045 North
Cedar City, Utah
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Driscoll Lane

216 South 200 West
Cedar City, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

San Jac Apartments

76 N College Way
Cedar City, Utah


353 E Cobblecreek Dr
Cedar City, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

Southgate II

468 S 75 W
Cedar City, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

Wedgewood Apartments

1888 N Wedgewood Ln
Cedar City, Utah

Canyon Park Apartments

298 E Fiddlers Canyon Rd
Cedar City, Utah

Centennial Park

810 W North Cedar Blvd
Cedar City, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

Mountain View Suites

364 S 100 E
Cedar City, Utah

Sunset Ridge Village IIi

1435 S 800 W
Cedar City, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Cedar City

Housing Authority Programs
Cedar City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cedar City, Utah

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 695 affordable apartments for rent in Cedar City, Utah.

Income Based Apartments in Cedar City, Utah

Cedar City features 201 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 Cedar City, Utah

There are 470 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cedar City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cedar City, Utah

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cedar City landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cedar City.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cedar City, Utah for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Cedar City, Utah 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
Fair Market Rent $465 $617 $714 $1,030 $1,216
Payment Standard Range $419 to $512 $555 to $679 $643 to $785 $927 to $1,133 $1,094 to $1,338

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cedar City, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 695
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 201
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 45.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.77
Average Household Size 3.00
Median Household Income $41,632 ±$3,096
Median Rent $615 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.38% ± 6.54pp
Total Population 29,429

Population and Household Demographics

Cedar City is a City in Iron County, Utah with a population of 29,429. There are 9,548 households in the city with an average household size of 3.00 persons. 45.43% of households in Cedar City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cedar City

The median gross income for households in Cedar City is $41,632 a year, or $3,469 a month. The median rent for the city is $615 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cedar City, a household making less than $2,050 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.38% of households who rent are overburdened in Cedar City.1

Area Median Income In Cedar City

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 Cedar City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Iron County.

In Cedar City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $57,600

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 Cedar City

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 Cedar City

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,500 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,100 $27,550 $31,000 $34,400 $37,200 $39,950 $42,700 $45,450
80% of Median $38,550 $44,050 $49,550 $55,050 $59,500 $63,900 $68,300 $72,700