Affordable Housing In Emery County

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Emery County

Castle Dale Crown

130 N
Castle Dale, UT
HCV Welcome

Turnquist Cottages

45 W 100 N
Elmo, UT
HCV Welcome

Green River Crown I

325 N Long St
Green River, UT
HCV Welcome

Green River Crown IIi

45 W Cottonwood Dr
Green River, UT
HCV Welcome

Cottonwoods on the Green Ph1

170 South Solomon St
Green River, UT

Emery County Public Housing

130 N 200 W
Ferron, UT
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Housing Authorities that serve Emery County

Housing Authority Programs
Emery County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Emery County, Utah

According to federal housing data and research, there are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 63 affordable apartments for rent in Emery County, Utah. Emery County features 24 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 39 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Emery County.

Emery County, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 63
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.45%
Average Renter Household Size 2.95
Average Household Size 3.02
Median Household Income $49,787 ±$2,154
Median Rent $593 ±$31
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.69% ± 8.85pp
Total Population 10,728

Population and Household Demographics

Emery County is a County in Utah with a population of 10,728. There are 3,531 households in the county with an average household size of 3.02 persons. 17.45% of households in Emery County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Emery County

The median gross income for households in Emery County is $49,787 a year, or $4,149 a month. The median rent for the county is $593 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Emery County, a household making less than $1,977 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.69% of households who rent are overburdened in Emery County.1

Area Median Income In Emery County

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.

In Emery County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,600

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 Emery County

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 Emery County HUD Rental Assistance in Emery County

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Emery County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1998 to 2002, 4 low income apartment communities containing 23 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Emery County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

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 Emery County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,100 $27,550 $31,000 $34,400 $37,200 $39,950 $42,700 $45,450
60% of Median $28,920 $33,060 $37,200 $41,280 $44,640 $47,940 $51,240 $54,540

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 Emery County is $37,200 a year, or $3,100 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,100 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $930 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% $603 $646 $775 $895 $999 $1,102
60% $723 $775 $930 $1,074 $1,199 $1,322
Fair Market Rents in Emery County

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
$503 $627 $714 $890 $967

Cities In Emery County

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City Listings Served By
Green River 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Green River is the Emery County Housing Authority.
Castle Dale 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Castle Dale is the Emery County Housing Authority.
Elmo 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Elmo is the Emery County Housing Authority.
Clawson 0
Cleveland 0
Emery 0
Ferron 1
Huntington 0
Orangeville 0