Affordable Housing In Allamakee County

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Allamakee County

Westwood Apartments

619 3rd Ave NW
Waukon, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers

Southcrest Manor II

602 2nd St SW
Waukon, Iowa

Waukon Apartments

631 3rd Ave NW
Waukon, Iowa

New Albin - 228 Third Street Se

228 3rd St SE
New Albin, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers

Postville Partners, Lp

523 Lilac Ln
Postville, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers

Holahas Apartments

121 W Tilden St
Postville, Iowa


607 2nd St SW
Waukon, Iowa
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Other Housing Authorities located in Allamakee County

Housing Authority Programs
Upper Explorerland Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Allamakee County, Iowa

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 136 affordable apartments for rent in Allamakee County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Allamakee County, Iowa

Allamakee County features 46 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 Allamakee County, Iowa

There are 90 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Allamakee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Allamakee County, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Allamakee County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Allamakee County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Allamakee County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 136
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 46
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.6%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.26
Median Household Income $45,890 ±$2,455
Median Rent $554 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 18.58% ± 5.18pp
Total Population 14,060

Population and Household Demographics

Allamakee County is a County in Iowa with a population of 14,060. There are 6,048 households in the county with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 22.6% of households in Allamakee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Allamakee County

The median gross income for households in Allamakee County is $45,890 a year, or $3,824 a month. The median rent for the county is $554 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Allamakee County, a household making less than $1,847 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 18.58% of households who rent are overburdened in Allamakee County.1

Area Median Income In Allamakee 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 Allamakee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,300

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 Allamakee 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 Allamakee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,600 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
80% of Median $38,850 $44,400 $49,950 $55,500 $59,950 $64,400 $68,850 $73,300

Cities In Allamakee County

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City Listings Served By
Waukon 4
Postville 2
Harpers Ferry 0
Lansing 0
Waterville 0
New Albin 1