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Affordable Housing In Niobrara County

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Niobrara County

Ranger Apartments

PO Box 982
Lusk, Wyoming
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Niobrara County, Wyoming

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 40 affordable apartments for rent in Niobrara County, Wyoming.

Income Based Apartments in Niobrara County, Wyoming

Niobrara County features 40 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 Niobrara County, Wyoming

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Niobrara County, Wyoming

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Niobrara County, Wyoming for a two-bedroom apartment is between $643 and $785.

2020 Niobrara County, Wyoming 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 $534 $542 $714 $1,018 $1,254
Payment Standard Range $481 to $587 $488 to $596 $643 to $785 $916 to $1,120 $1,129 to $1,379

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Niobrara County, WY Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 40
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.58%
Average Renter Household Size 1.88
Average Household Size 2.15
Median Household Income $40,398 ±$12,268
Median Rent $588 ±$96
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.55% ± 13.87pp
Total Population 2,516

Population and Household Demographics

Niobrara County is a county in Wyoming with a population of 2,516. There are 1,045 households in the county with an average household size of 2.15 persons. 31.58% of households in Niobrara County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Niobrara County

The median gross income for households in Niobrara County is $40,398 a year, or $3,367 a month. The median rent for the county is $588 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Niobrara County, a household making less than $1,960 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Niobrara County.

Area Median Income In Niobrara 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 Niobrara County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,200

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 Niobrara 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 Niobrara 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 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,900 $31,900 $35,900 $39,850 $43,050 $46,250 $49,450 $52,650
80% of Median $44,650 $51,000 $57,400 $63,750 $68,850 $73,950 $79,050 $84,150

Cities In Niobrara County

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City Served By
Lance Creek
Lusk The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lusk is the Lusk Housing Authority.
Van Tassell