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Affordable Housing In St George
Washington County, Utah

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In St George

Utah

710 W 360 N
St George, Utah

Dixie Sun Manor

975 N 1725 W
St George, Utah
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Housing Authorities that serve St George

Housing Authority Programs
St. George Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in St George, Utah

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 100 affordable apartments for rent in St George, Utah.

Income Based Apartments in St George, Utah

St George features 30 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 St George, Utah

There are 70 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in St George.

Housing Choice Vouchers in St George, Utah

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay St George landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in St George.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in St George, Utah for a two-bedroom apartment is between $873 and $1,067.

2021 St 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 $751 $781 $970 $1,388 $1,679
Payment Standard Range $676 to $826 $703 to $859 $873 to $1,067 $1,249 to $1,527 $1,511 to $1,847

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

St George, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 100
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 30
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

St 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 St George are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in St George

The median gross income for households in St 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 St 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 St George.

Area Median Income In St 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 St George, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washington County.

In St 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 St 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 St 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