Affordable Housing In Iron County

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Iron County

Libertad Cedar City

360 East 1045 North Approx
Cedar City, UT
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

Driscoll Lane

1021 South 350 West
Cedar City, UT
HCV Welcome

San Jac Apartments

76 N College Way
Cedar City, UT


353 E Cobblecreek Dr
Cedar City, UT
HCV Welcome

Southgate II

468 S 75 W
Cedar City, UT
HCV Welcome

Wedgewood Apartments

1888 N Wedgewood Ln
Cedar City, UT

Canyon Park Apartments

298 E Fiddlers Canyon Rd
Cedar City, UT

Centennial Park

810 W North Cedar Blvd
Cedar City, UT
HCV Welcome

Mountain View Suites

364 S 100 E
Cedar City, UT

Sunset Ridge Village IIi

1435 S 800 W
Cedar City, UT
HCV Welcome

There are 16 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 695 affordable apartments for rent in Iron County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 201 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Iron County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 470 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Other Housing Authorities located in Iron County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Iron County, Utah

Iron County, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 695
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 201
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.42%
Average Renter Household Size 2.96
Total Population 47,139
Housing Units 15,095
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.1

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 $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 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 Iron County HUD Rental Assistance in Iron 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 Iron County

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

From 1992 to 2003, 11 low income apartment communities containing 460 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Iron 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 Iron 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 Iron 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 Iron 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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$475 $598 $699 $1,011 $1,179

Cities In Iron County

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City Listings Served By
Cedar City 16 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cedar City is the Cedar City Housing Authority.
Beryl Junction 0
Brian Head 0
Enoch 0
Kanarraville 0
Newcastle 0
Paragonah 0
Parowan 0
Summit 0