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Affordable Housing In Benton County
Iowa

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Benton County

Urbana Housing

306 W Main St
Urbana, Iowa
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Vinton Park Apartments

1603 W 1st St
Vinton, Iowa
Subsidized

Prairie Manor

200 Montana Ave
Atkins, Montana
Subsidized

Norway Area Housing

310 E Tuttle St
Norway, Iowa
Subsidized

Country View Apartments

500 6th Ave
Newhall, Iowa
Subsidized

Nahf Belle Plaine Iowa

1307 12th Ave
Belle Plaine, Iowa

Cit Inc Van Horne

300 8th Street
Van Horne, Iowa

Parkview Apts.

323 2nd Avenue
Atkins, Iowa
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Housing Authorities that serve Benton County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Benton County, Iowa

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 414 affordable apartments for rent in Benton County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Benton County, Iowa

Benton County features 134 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 Benton County, Iowa

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Benton County, Iowa

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

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

2020 Benton County, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Benton County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 414
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 134
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.77%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $60,606 ±$2,773
Median Rent $593 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.74% ± 6.99pp
Total Population 25,803

Population and Household Demographics

Benton County is a county in Iowa with a population of 25,803. There are 10,154 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 18.77% of households in Benton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Benton County

The median gross income for households in Benton County is $60,606 a year, or $5,051 a month. The median rent for the county is $593 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Benton County, a household making less than $1,977 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Benton County.

Area Median Income In Benton 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 Benton County, 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 Benton 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 Benton County

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

Cities In Benton County

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City Served By
Atkins The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atkins is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Belle Plaine The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Belle Plaine is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Blairstown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blairstown is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Garrison The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Garrison is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Keystone The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Keystone is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Luzerne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Luzerne is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Mount Auburn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Auburn is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Newhall The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Newhall is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Norway The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Norway is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Shellsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shellsburg is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Urbana The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Urbana is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Van Horne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Van Horne is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Vinton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vinton is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Walford The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walford is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Watkins The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Watkins is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.