Affordable Housing In Grand County

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Grand County

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Guide To Affordable Housing in Grand County, Utah

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 279 affordable apartments for rent in Grand County, Utah.

Income Based Apartments in Grand County, Utah

Grand County features 83 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 Grand County, Utah

There are 196 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Grand County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Grand County, Utah

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Grand County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Grand County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Grand County, Utah for a two-bedroom apartment is between $729 and $891.

2021 Grand County, 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
Grand County, Utah Fair Market Rent $573 $615 $810 $1,159 $1,315
Grand County, Utah Payment Standard Range $516 to $630 $554 to $677 $729 to $891 $1,043 to $1,275 $1,184 to $1,447

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Grand County, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 279
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 83
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $41,312 ±$4,456
Median Rent $758 ±$145
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.74% ± 12.16pp
Total Population 9,388

Population and Household Demographics

Grand County is a county in Utah with a population of 9,388. There are 3,789 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 31.83% of households in Grand County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Grand County

The median gross income for households in Grand County is $41,312 a year, or $3,443 a month. The median rent for the county is $758 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Grand County, a household making less than $2,527 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Grand County.

Area Median Income In Grand 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 Grand County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,700

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 Grand 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Grand County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Grand County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,600 $17,800 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Grand County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,950 $29,650 $33,350 $37,050 $40,050 $43,000 $45,950 $48,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Grand County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,550 $47,450 $53,400 $59,300 $64,050 $68,800 $73,550 $78,300

Cities In Grand County

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