Affordable Housing In West Mountain
Utah County, Utah

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in West Mountain, Utah

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving West Mountain, Utah

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in West Mountain, Utah

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in West Mountain, Utah.

Income Based Apartments in West Mountain, Utah

West Mountain features 0 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 West Mountain, Utah

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in West Mountain.

Housing Choice Vouchers in West Mountain, Utah

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay West Mountain landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in West Mountain.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in West Mountain, Utah for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,040 and $1,272.

2023 West Mountain, 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
West Mountain, Utah Fair Market Rent $1,001 $1,009 $1,156 $1,643 $1,969
West Mountain, Utah Payment Standard Range $901 to $1,101 $908 to $1,110 $1,040 to $1,272 $1,479 to $1,807 $1,772 to $2,166

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

West Mountain, UT Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 16.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 3.51
Median Household Income $89,750 ±$34,270
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 13.04% ± 46.17pp
Total Population 950

Population and Household Demographics

West Mountain is a city in Utah County, Utah with a population of 950. There are 271 households in the city with an average household size of 3.51 persons. 16.97% of households in West Mountain are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in West Mountain

The median gross income for households in West Mountain is $89,750 a year, or $7,479 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In West Mountain, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 13.04% of households who rent are overburdened in West Mountain.

Area Median Income In West Mountain

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 West Mountain, the AMI is calculated from all households within Utah County.

In West Mountain, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,000

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 West Mountain

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 West Mountain

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the West Mountain AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,700 $22,500 $25,300 $28,100 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the West Mountain AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,800 $37,450 $42,150 $46,800 $50,550 $54,300 $58,050 $61,800
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the West Mountain AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$52,450 $59,950 $67,450 $74,900 $80,900 $86,900 $92,900 $98,900