Affordable Housing In Provo
Utah County, Utah

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Provo

Startup Crossing

185 W 500 S
Provo, UT
Studio-1 BR
HCV Welcome

Cascade Gardens

450 West 200 North
Provo, UT
HCV Welcome

Central Park Station

532 S 400 W
Provo, UT
HCV Welcome

Crimson Court Pha

200 N 1150 W
Provo, UT
HCV Welcome

Provo Crown 96

95 W 100 S
Provo, UT
HCV Welcome

Crown Provo

Unnamed Rd
Provo, UT
HCV Welcome

Suncrest Apartments

1111 E 1140 S
Provo, UT
HCV Welcome

Westgate Apartments Provo

1187 W 200 N
Provo, UT
HCV Welcome

Mapleview Apartments

1193 E 300 N
Provo, UT
HCV Welcome

Crimson Court

1143 W 220 N
Provo, UT
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Provo

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Provo, Utah

There are 17 low income housing apartment communities offering 767 affordable apartments for rent in Provo, Utah. Provo features 250 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 517 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Provo.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Provo, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 17
Total Low Income Apartments 767
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 250
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 58.86%
Average Renter Household Size 3.07
Average Household Size 3.26
Median Household Income $41,291 ±$1,562
Median Rent $749 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.97% ± 2.68pp
Total Population 115,345

Population and Household Demographics

Provo is a City in Utah County, Utah with a population of 115,345. There are 32,506 households in the city with an average household size of 3.26 persons. 58.86% of households in Provo are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Provo

The median gross income for households in Provo is $41,291 a year, or $3,441 a month. The median rent for the city is $749 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Provo, a household making less than $2,497 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.97% of households who rent are overburdened in Provo.1

Area Median Income In Provo

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

In Provo, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,600

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 Provo

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 Provo HUD Rental Assistance in Provo

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,750 $19,150 $21,550 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,900 $31,850 $35,850 $39,800 $43,000 $46,200 $49,400 $52,550
80% of Median $44,600 $51,000 $57,350 $63,700 $68,800 $73,900 $79,000 $84,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Provo

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

From 1996 to 2006, 9 low income apartment communities containing 530 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Provo 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 Provo

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $27,900 $31,850 $35,850 $39,800 $43,000 $46,200 $49,400 $52,550
60% of Median $33,480 $38,220 $43,020 $47,760 $51,600 $55,440 $59,280 $63,060

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 Provo is $43,020 a year, or $3,585 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,585 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,076 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% $698 $747 $896 $1,035 $1,155 $1,274
60% $837 $896 $1,076 $1,242 $1,386 $1,529
Fair Market Rents in Provo

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.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$723 $814 $926 $1,336 $1,626