Affordable Housing In Allamakee County

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Allamakee County

Westwood Apartments

619 3rd Ave NW
Waukon, IA
HCV Welcome

Southcrest Manor II

602 2nd St SW
Waukon, IA

Waukon Apartments

631 3rd Ave NW
Waukon, IA

New Albin - 228 Third Street Se

228 3rd St SE
New Albin, IA
HCV Welcome

Postville Partners, Lp

523 Lilac Ln
Postville, IA
HCV Welcome

Holahas Apartments

121 W Tilden St
Postville, IA


607 2nd St SW
Waukon, IA
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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. Allamakee County features 46 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 90 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households 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 Allamakee County 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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Allamakee County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1990 to 1998, 3 low income apartment communities containing 66 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Allamakee County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Allamakee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
60% of Median $29,160 $33,360 $37,500 $41,640 $45,000 $48,360 $51,660 $55,020

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Allamakee County is $37,500 a year, or $3,125 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,125 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $938 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $608 $651 $781 $903 $1,008 $1,111
60% $729 $782 $938 $1,083 $1,209 $1,334
Fair Market Rents in Allamakee County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$497 $522 $687 $910 $988

Cities In Allamakee County

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Waukon 4
Postville 2
Harpers Ferry 0
Lansing 0
Waterville 0
New Albin 1