Affordable Housing In River Heights
Cache County, Utah

Guide To Affordable Housing in River Heights, Utah

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in River Heights, Utah. River Heights features 0 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in River Heights.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

River Heights, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 12.04%
Average Renter Household Size 2.80
Average Household Size 3.17
Median Household Income $68,516 ±$10,157
Median Rent $850 ±$94
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.67% ± 19.29pp
Total Population 1,973

Population and Household Demographics

River Heights is a City in Cache County, Utah with a population of 1,973. There are 623 households in the city with an average household size of 3.17 persons. 12.04% of households in River Heights are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in River Heights

The median gross income for households in River Heights is $68,516 a year, or $5,710 a month. The median rent for the city is $850 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In River Heights, a household making less than $2,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.67% of households who rent are overburdened in River Heights.1

Area Median Income In River Heights

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 River Heights, the AMI is calculated from all households within Cache County.

In River Heights, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,600

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 River Heights

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 River Heights HUD Rental Assistance in River Heights

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
Fair Market Rents in River Heights

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
$467 $567 $716 $1,032 $1,257