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Affordable Housing In Washington County

28 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

St George Villa Apartments

351 W Tabernacle St
Saint George, Utah

Hurricane Apartments

165 N 200 W Apt 25
Hurricane, Utah

Black Hills Apartments

454 N Valley View Dr
Saint George, Utah

Jefferson Park Apartments

1023 W 540 N
Saint George, Utah

Red Hawk Apartments

100 Winderland Ln
Springdale, Utah
Accepts Vouchers


710 W 360 N
St George, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

Sierra Pointe I

1503 N 2100 W
Saint George, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

Summit Pointe Apartments

1710 W 360 N
Saint George, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

Canyon Pointe II

1737 W 360 N
Saint George, Utah
Accepts Vouchers

Dixie Sun Manor

975 N 1725 W
St George, Utah

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Utah

There are 28 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,399 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Utah.

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Utah

Washington County features 355 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 Washington County, Utah

There are 1,020 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington County, Utah

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

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

2020 Washington County, 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.

Washington County, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 28
Total Low Income Apartments 1,399
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 355
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.22%
Average Renter Household Size 3.27
Average Household Size 2.99
Median Household Income $50,774 ±$1,694
Median Rent $951 ±$42
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.65% ± 3.15pp
Total Population 148,244

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a county in Utah with a population of 148,244. There are 48,920 households in the county with an average household size of 2.99 persons. 31.22% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $50,774 a year, or $4,231 a month. The median rent for the county is $951 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $3,170 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.65% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.

Area Median Income In Washington 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 Washington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,500

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 Washington 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Washington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,500 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,100 $27,550 $31,000 $34,400 $37,200 $39,950 $42,700 $45,450
80% of Median $38,550 $44,050 $49,550 $55,050 $59,500 $63,900 $68,300 $72,700

Cities In Washington County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Apple Valley
Dammeron Valley
La Verkin
New Harmony
Pine Valley
Saint George
Santa Clara
St George The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St George is the St. George Housing Authority.
St. George