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Affordable Housing In Saint George
Washington County, Utah

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Saint George

Riviera Palms

179 S 2700 E
Saint George, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

Fountain Heights II

3424 S River Rd
Saint George, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

Desert Rose Villas

2929 E 450 N
Saint George, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

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.

Income Based Apartments in Saint George, Utah

Saint George features 190 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 Saint George, Utah

There are 676 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Saint George.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Saint George, Utah

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Saint George landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Saint George.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Saint George, Utah for a two-bedroom apartment is between $863 and $1,055.

2020 Saint George, 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 $711 $757 $959 $1,383 $1,684
Payment Standard Range $640 to $782 $681 to $833 $863 to $1,055 $1,245 to $1,521 $1,516 to $1,852

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.

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 $70,700

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 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 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 $15,600 $17,800 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,950 $29,650 $33,350 $37,050 $40,050 $43,000 $45,950 $48,950
80% of Median $41,550 $47,450 $53,400 $59,300 $64,050 $68,800 $73,550 $78,300