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Affordable Housing In Belle Plaine
Benton County, Iowa

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Belle Plaine

Nahf Belle Plaine Iowa

1307 12th Ave
Belle Plaine, Iowa
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Housing Authorities that serve Belle Plaine

Housing Authority Programs
Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Belle Plaine, Iowa

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 280 affordable apartments for rent in Belle Plaine, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Belle Plaine, Iowa

Belle Plaine 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 Belle Plaine, Iowa

There are 280 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Belle Plaine.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Belle Plaine, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Belle Plaine, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $618 and $756.

2020 Belle Plaine, 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
Fair Market Rent $470 $535 $687 $882 $1,018
Payment Standard Range $423 to $517 $482 to $589 $618 to $756 $794 to $970 $916 to $1,120

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Belle Plaine, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 280
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $39,732 ±$8,408
Median Rent $532 ±$73
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.11% ± 15.83pp
Total Population 2,528

Population and Household Demographics

Belle Plaine is a city in Benton County, Iowa with a population of 2,528. There are 1,047 households in the city with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 30.09% of households in Belle Plaine are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Belle Plaine

The median gross income for households in Belle Plaine is $39,732 a year, or $3,311 a month. The median rent for the city is $532 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Belle Plaine, a household making less than $1,773 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Belle Plaine.

Area Median Income In Belle Plaine

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 Belle Plaine, the AMI is calculated from all households within Benton County.

In Belle Plaine, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,100

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 Belle Plaine

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 Belle Plaine

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,900 $20,450 $23,000 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,800 $34,050 $38,300 $42,550 $46,000 $49,400 $52,800 $56,200
80% of Median $47,700 $54,500 $61,300 $68,100 $73,550 $79,000 $84,450 $89,900