Affordable Housing In Utah County
Utah

32 Low Income Apartment Communities In Utah County

Startup Crossing

185 W 500 S
Provo, UT
$266-975
Studio-1 BR
HCV Welcome

Springville Seniors on Main

451 South Main Street
Springville, UT
HCV Welcome

Cascade Gardens

450 West 200 North
Provo, UT
HCV Welcome

Central Park Station

532 S 400 W
Provo, UT
HCV Welcome

Carillon Court

24 E 1200 S
Orem, UT
62+
HCV Welcome

Maple Village Apartments

445 E 500 S
American Fork, UT
Subsidized

Pioneer Villa Senior Community

1495 S 1400 E
Spanish Fork, UT
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Crimson Court Pha

200 N 1150 W
Provo, UT
HCV Welcome

Provo Crown 96

95 W 100 S
Provo, UT
HCV Welcome

Crown Provo

Unnamed Rd
Provo, UT
HCV Welcome

There are 32 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,561 affordable apartments for rent in Utah County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 363 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Utah County, HUD housing programs support 40 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 1,198 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Utah County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Utah County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Utah County

Housing Authority Programs
Provo City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Utah County, Utah

Utah County, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 32
Total Low Income Apartments 1,561
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 363
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 33.07%
Average Renter Household Size 3.29
Total Population 551,957
Housing Units 148,464
Average Household Size 3.62
Median Household Income $62,180 ±$752
Median Rent $900 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.17% ± 1.65pp

Population and Household Demographics

Utah County is a County in Utah with a population of 551,957. There are 148,464 households in the county with an average household size of 3.62 persons. 33.07% of households in Utah County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Utah County

The median gross income for households in Utah County is $62,180 a year, or $5,182 a month. The median rent for the county is $900 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Utah County, a household making less than $3,000 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Utah County.1

Area Median Income In Utah County

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.

In Utah County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,600

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 Utah County

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 Utah County HUD Rental Assistance in Utah County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,750 $19,150 $21,550 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $27,900 $31,850 $35,850 $39,800 $43,000 $46,200 $49,400 $52,550
80% of Median $44,600 $51,000 $57,350 $63,700 $68,800 $73,900 $79,000 $84,100
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Utah County

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

From 1992 to 2006, 14 low income apartment communities containing 1,167 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Utah County 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 Utah County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
60% of Median $33,480 $38,220 $43,020 $47,760 $51,600 $55,440 $59,280 $63,060

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 Utah County is $43,020 a year, or $3,585 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,585 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,076 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% $698 $747 $896 $1,035 $1,155 $1,274
60% $837 $896 $1,076 $1,242 $1,386 $1,529
Fair Market Rents in Utah County

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$654 $751 $862 $1,246 $1,514

Cities In Utah County

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City Listings Served By
Provo 17 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Provo are the Provo City Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Utah County.
Payson 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Payson is the Housing Authority of Utah County.
Spanish Fork 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spanish Fork is the Housing Authority of Utah County.
Lehi 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lehi is the Housing Authority of Utah County.
Orem 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Orem is the Housing Authority of Utah County.
Pleasant Grove 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pleasant Grove is the Housing Authority of Utah County.
Saratoga Springs 0
American Fork 1
Alpine 0
Benjamin 0
Cedar Fort 0
Cedar Hills 0
Eagle Mountain 0
Elberta 0
Elk Ridge 0
Fairfield 0
Genola 0
Goshen 0
Highland 0
Lake Shore 0
Lindon 0
Mapleton 0
Palmyra 0
Salem 0
Spring Lake 0
Springville 2
Vineyard 0
West Mountain 0
Woodland Hills 0