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Affordable Housing In St. George
Washington County, Utah

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In St. George

Summerhill II

1279 West 360 North
St. George, Utah

Summerhill I

1279 West 360 North
St. George, Utah

Snow Canyon Apts

970 North 1300 West
St. George, Utah
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Guide To Affordable Housing in St. George, Utah

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 87 affordable apartments for rent in St. George, Utah.

Income Based Apartments in St. George, Utah

St. George features 87 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 0 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
St. George, Utah Fair Market Rent $751 $781 $970 $1,388 $1,679
St. George, Utah 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 research.

St. George, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 87
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 87
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 $69,600

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 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

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the St. George AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,600 $17,800 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the St. George AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,950 $29,650 $33,350 $37,050 $40,050 $43,000 $45,950 $48,950
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the St. George AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,550 $47,450 $53,400 $59,300 $64,050 $68,800 $73,550 $78,300