Affordable Housing In Iron County
16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Iron County
Guide To Affordable Housing in Iron County, Utah
There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 695 affordable apartments for rent in Iron County, Utah.
Income Based Apartments in Iron County, Utah
Iron County 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 Iron County, Utah
There are 470 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Iron County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Iron County, Utah
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Iron County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Iron County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Iron County, Utah for a two-bedroom apartment is between $661 and $807.
2021 Iron 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|
|Iron County, Utah Fair Market Rent||$484||$643||$734||$1,023||$1,265|
|Iron County, Utah Payment Standard Range||$436 to $532||$579 to $707||$661 to $807||$921 to $1,125||$1,139 to $1,392|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Iron County, 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||36.42%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.96|
|Average Household Size||3.07|
|Median Household Income||$43,855 ±$2,718|
|Median Rent||$661 ±$32|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||44% ± 5.72pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Iron County is a county in Utah with a population of 47,139. There are 15,095 households in the county with an average household size of 3.07 persons. 36.42% of households in Iron County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Iron County
The median gross income for households in Iron County is $43,855 a year, or $3,655 a month. The median rent for the county is $661 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Iron County, a household making less than $2,203 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44% of households who rent are overburdened in Iron County.
Area Median Income In Iron 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 Iron County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,700
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 Iron 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 Iron County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Iron County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Iron County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Iron County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.