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Affordable Housing In Vernal
Uintah County, Utah

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Vernal

Vernal Gardens 2

342 South 1350 West
Vernal, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

Rose Park Apartments

329 E 500 S
Vernal, Utah

Golden Age Manor

221 W 350 N
Vernal, Utah

Vernal Gardens

342 S 1350 W
Vernal, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

Ashley Valley Apartments

1320 W Main Street
Vernal, Utah

Ashley Valley Shadows

992 W Main St
Vernal, Utah
Elderly Supportive Housing

Daniels Crossing

1820 W 1500 S
Vernal, Utah
Disabled Supportive Housing

Golden Spring Vernal Ubac

317 N 1500 W
Vernal, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

Unity Place

550 S 500 E
Vernal, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

Tlc East

1026 S 500 W
Vernal, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

Guide To Affordable Housing in Vernal, Utah

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 325 affordable apartments for rent in Vernal, Utah.

Income Based Apartments in Vernal, Utah

Vernal features 187 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 Vernal, Utah

There are 138 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Vernal.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Vernal, Utah

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Vernal, Utah for a two-bedroom apartment is between $844 and $1,032.

2020 Vernal, 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 $611 $741 $938 $1,240 $1,420
Payment Standard Range $550 to $672 $667 to $815 $844 to $1,032 $1,116 to $1,364 $1,278 to $1,562

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Vernal, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 325
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 187
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.81
Average Household Size 2.95
Median Household Income $56,563 ±$9,424
Median Rent $854 ±$111
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.64% ± 10.47pp
Total Population 10,321

Population and Household Demographics

Vernal is a city in Uintah County, Utah with a population of 10,321. There are 3,387 households in the city with an average household size of 2.95 persons. 35.46% of households in Vernal are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Vernal

The median gross income for households in Vernal is $56,563 a year, or $4,714 a month. The median rent for the city is $854 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Vernal, a household making less than $2,847 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.64% of households who rent are overburdened in Vernal.

Area Median Income In Vernal

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 Vernal, the AMI is calculated from all households within Uintah County.

In Vernal, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,700

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 Vernal

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 Vernal

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,100 $18,400 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,850 $30,700 $34,550 $38,350 $41,450 $44,500 $47,600 $50,650
80% of Median $42,950 $49,100 $55,250 $61,350 $66,300 $71,200 $76,100 $81,000