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Affordable Housing In Provo
Utah County, Utah

17 Low Income Apartment Communities In Provo

Startup Crossing

185 W 500 S
Provo, Utah
Studio-1 BR

Cascade Gardens

450 West 200 North
Provo, Utah

Central Park Station

532 S 400 W
Provo, Utah

Crimson Court Pha

200 N 1150 W
Provo, Utah

Provo Crown 96

95 W 100 S
Provo, Utah

Crown Provo

Unnamed Rd
Provo, Utah

Suncrest Apartments

1111 E 1140 S
Provo, Utah

Westgate Apartments Provo

1187 W 200 N
Provo, Utah

Mapleview Apartments

1193 E 300 N
Provo, Utah

Crimson Court

1143 W 220 N
Provo, Utah

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.

Income Based Apartments in Provo, Utah

Provo features 250 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 Provo, Utah

There are 517 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Provo.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Provo, Utah

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Provo landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Provo.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Provo, Utah for a two-bedroom apartment is between $833 and $1,019.

2020 Provo, 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
Fair Market Rent $723 $814 $926 $1,336 $1,626
Payment Standard Range $651 to $795 $733 to $895 $833 to $1,019 $1,202 to $1,470 $1,463 to $1,789

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.

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 $80,400

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 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 $16,900 $19,300 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,150 $32,200 $36,200 $40,200 $43,450 $46,650 $49,850 $53,100
80% of Median $45,050 $51,450 $57,900 $64,300 $69,450 $74,600 $79,750 $84,900