Affordable Housing In Orem
Utah County, Utah

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Orem

Carillon Court

24 E 1200 S
Orem, Utah
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Orem Ucha Wcc

596 N 1200 W
Orem, Utah
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Orem, Utah

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Orem, Utah

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Orem, Utah

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 81 affordable apartments for rent in Orem, Utah.

Income Based Apartments in Orem, Utah

Orem features 0 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 Orem, Utah

There are 81 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Orem.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Orem, Utah

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Orem landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Orem.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Orem, Utah for a two-bedroom apartment is between $937 and $1,145.

2022 Orem, 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
Orem, Utah Fair Market Rent $880 $914 $1,041 $1,479 $1,782
Orem, Utah Payment Standard Range $792 to $968 $823 to $1,005 $937 to $1,145 $1,331 to $1,627 $1,604 to $1,960

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Orem, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 81
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.31%
Average Renter Household Size 3.16
Average Household Size 3.41
Median Household Income $55,166 ±$1,651
Median Rent $896 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.42% ± 3.62pp
Total Population 91,697

Population and Household Demographics

Orem is a city in Utah County, Utah with a population of 91,697. There are 26,149 households in the city with an average household size of 3.41 persons. 39.31% of households in Orem are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Orem

The median gross income for households in Orem is $55,166 a year, or $4,597 a month. The median rent for the city is $896 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Orem, a household making less than $2,987 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Orem.

Area Median Income In Orem

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 Orem, the AMI is calculated from all households within Utah County.

In Orem, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $83,700

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 Orem

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 Orem

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Orem AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,600 $20,100 $22,600 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Orem AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,300 $33,500 $37,700 $41,850 $45,200 $48,550 $51,900 $55,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Orem AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,900 $53,600 $60,300 $66,950 $72,350 $77,700 $83,050 $88,400