Affordable Housing In Payson
Utah County, Utah

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Payson

Mountain View East Apartments

273 N 1000 E
Payson, Utah

Grand Vista Apartments

620 E 100 N
Payson, Utah

Mountain View East

252 N 900 E
Payson, Utah
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Housing Authorities that serve Payson

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Payson, Utah

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 91 affordable apartments for rent in Payson, Utah.

Income Based Apartments in Payson, Utah

Payson features 32 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 Payson, Utah

There are 59 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Payson.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Payson, Utah

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Payson landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Payson.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Payson, Utah for a two-bedroom apartment is between $849 and $1,037.

2021 Payson, 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
Payson, Utah Fair Market Rent $776 $827 $943 $1,350 $1,633
Payson, Utah Payment Standard Range $698 to $854 $744 to $910 $849 to $1,037 $1,215 to $1,485 $1,470 to $1,796

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Payson, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 91
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 32
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.76%
Average Renter Household Size 3.51
Average Household Size 3.61
Median Household Income $60,048 ±$4,254
Median Rent $857 ±$49
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.68% ± 11.77pp
Total Population 19,313

Population and Household Demographics

Payson is a city in Utah County, Utah with a population of 19,313. There are 5,317 households in the city with an average household size of 3.61 persons. 22.76% of households in Payson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Payson

The median gross income for households in Payson is $60,048 a year, or $5,004 a month. The median rent for the city is $857 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Payson, a household making less than $2,857 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.68% of households who rent are overburdened in Payson.

Area Median Income In Payson

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

In Payson, 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 Payson

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 Payson

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Payson 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 Payson 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 Payson 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