Adel, Iowa Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 320 income based apartments in Adel where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 24 affordable apartments in Adel that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Adel, Iowa

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Adel.

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Go to the Iowa Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Adel.

Prairie Village of Adel

600 S 12th St
Adel, Iowa
Rent Assisted

Adel Manor Inc

312 N 6th St
Adel, Iowa
Rent Assisted

Adel Assisted Living Apartments

504 Van Fossen Ln
Adel, Iowa
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Affordable Housing Near Adel

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Adel, Iowa

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.

Housing Authority Programs
Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Iowa Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Adel.

Adel, Iowa Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Adel, Iowa

Adel features 320 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 Adel, Iowa

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Adel.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Adel, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Adel landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Adel.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Adel, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $967 and $1,181.

2023 Adel, Iowa 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
Adel, Iowa Fair Market Rent $791 $889 $1,074 $1,473 $1,499
Adel, Iowa Payment Standard Range $712 to $870 $800 to $978 $967 to $1,181 $1,326 to $1,620 $1,349 to $1,649

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Adel, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 344
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 320
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.22%
Average Renter Household Size 1.95
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $56,319 ±$7,512
Median Rent $752 ±$152
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.07% ± 12.09pp
Total Population 4,055

Population and Household Demographics

Adel is a city in Dallas County, Iowa with a population of 4,055. There are 1,591 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 28.22% of households in Adel are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Adel

The median gross income for households in Adel is $56,319 a year, or $4,693 a month. The median rent for the city is $752 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Adel, a household making less than $2,507 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Adel.

Area Median Income In Adel

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 Adel, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dallas County.

In Adel, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $98,500

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 Adel

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 Adel

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Adel AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,700 $23,650 $26,600 $29,550 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Adel AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,500 $39,400 $44,350 $49,250 $53,200 $57,150 $61,100 $65,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Adel AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,200 $63,050 $70,950 $78,800 $85,150 $91,450 $97,750 $104,050