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Affordable Housing In Black Hawk County
Iowa

33 Low Income Apartment Communities In Black Hawk County

Cedar Square

1811 W 8th St
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Income Based
2-3 BR
Subsidized

Greenridge Family Apartments

1650 Camelot Dr
Waterloo, Iowa
Income Based
2 BR
Subsidized

Crossroads Square

1820 E Ridgeway Ave
Waterloo, Iowa
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Camelot Apartments

1650 Camelot Dr
Waterloo, Iowa
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Horizon Towers

2724 Bicentennial Dr
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Thunder Ridge

2206 Thunder Ridge Blvd
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Income Based
1-2 BR

Cedar River Towers

106 E 3rd Street
Waterloo, Iowa
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Russell Lamson

209 W 5th St
Waterloo, Iowa
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Legacy Manor of Waterloo

1050 Flammang Dr
Waterloo, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers
55+

Mt Village II Apartments

540 W Louise St
Waterloo, Iowa
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Black Hawk County

Housing Authority Programs
Evansdale Municipal Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Waterloo Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Housing Authority of the City of Cedar Falls Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Black Hawk County, Iowa

There are 33 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,673 affordable apartments for rent in Black Hawk County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Black Hawk County, Iowa

Black Hawk County features 922 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 Black Hawk County, Iowa

There are 709 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Black Hawk County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Black Hawk County, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Black Hawk County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Black Hawk County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Black Hawk County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 33
Total Low Income Apartments 1,673
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 922
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $48,369 ±$1,415
Median Rent $700 ±$12
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.15% ± 2.75pp
Total Population 132,496

Population and Household Demographics

Black Hawk County is a County in Iowa with a population of 132,496. There are 52,410 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 32.54% of households in Black Hawk County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Black Hawk County

The median gross income for households in Black Hawk County is $48,369 a year, or $4,031 a month. The median rent for the county is $700 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Black Hawk County, a household making less than $2,333 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Black Hawk County.1

Area Median Income In Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,600

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 Black Hawk 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 Black Hawk County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,650 $17,900 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,100 $29,800 $33,550 $37,250 $40,250 $43,250 $46,200 $49,200
80% of Median $41,750 $47,700 $53,650 $59,600 $64,400 $69,150 $73,950 $78,700

Cities In Black Hawk County

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City Listings Served By
Waterloo 22 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waterloo is the Waterloo Housing Authority.
Dunkerton 0
Evansdale 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Evansdale is the Evansdale Municipal Housing Authority.
Cedar Falls 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cedar Falls is the Housing Authority of the City of Cedar Falls.
Jesup 1
Janesville 0
Gilbertville 0
Hudson 0
La Porte City 0
Elk Run Heights 0
Washburn 0
Raymond 0