Affordable Housing In Saint George
Washington County, Utah

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Saint George

St George Villa Apartments

351 W Tabernacle St
Saint George, UT

Black Hills Apartments

454 N Valley View Dr
Saint George, UT

Jefferson Park Apartments

1023 W 540 N
Saint George, UT

Sierra Pointe I

1503 N 2100 W
Saint George, UT
HCV Welcome

Summit Pointe Apartments

1710 W 360 N
Saint George, UT
HCV Welcome

Canyon Pointe II

1737 W 360 N
Saint George, UT
HCV Welcome

Red Cliff Manor

1768 E 280 N
Saint George, UT
HCV Welcome

Sierra Pointe II

2181 W 1575 N
Saint George, UT
HCV Welcome

Sun Ridge Apartments

277 S 1000 E
Saint George, UT
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Oasis Cove Apartments

1740 W 360 N
Saint George, UT
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Saint George, Utah

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 866 affordable apartments for rent in Saint George, Utah. Saint George features 190 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 676 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Saint George.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Saint George, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 866
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 190
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.32%
Average Renter Household Size 3.08
Average Household Size 2.90
Median Household Income $49,614 ±$1,885
Median Rent $890 ±$35
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.58% ± 4.62pp
Total Population 76,915

Population and Household Demographics

Saint George is a City in Washington County, Utah with a population of 76,915. There are 26,136 households in the city with an average household size of 2.90 persons. 35.32% of households in Saint George are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Saint George

The median gross income for households in Saint George is $49,614 a year, or $4,135 a month. The median rent for the city is $890 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Saint George, a household making less than $2,967 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.58% of households who rent are overburdened in Saint George.1

Area Median Income In Saint George

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 Saint George, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washington County.

In Saint George, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,500

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 Saint George

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 Saint George HUD Rental Assistance in Saint George

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Saint George

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

From 1993 to 2004, 7 low income apartment communities containing 854 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Saint George 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 Saint George

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,100 $27,550 $31,000 $34,400 $37,200 $39,950 $42,700 $45,450
60% of Median $28,920 $33,060 $37,200 $41,280 $44,640 $47,940 $51,240 $54,540

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 Saint George is $37,200 a year, or $3,100 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,100 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $930 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% $603 $646 $775 $895 $999 $1,102
60% $723 $775 $930 $1,074 $1,199 $1,322
Fair Market Rents in Saint George

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
$711 $757 $959 $1,383 $1,684