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Affordable Housing In Blue Grass
Muscatine County, Iowa

Housing Authorities that serve Blue Grass

Housing Authority Programs
Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Blue Grass, Iowa

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Blue Grass, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Blue Grass, Iowa

Blue Grass 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 Blue Grass, Iowa

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Blue Grass.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Blue Grass, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Blue Grass, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $746 and $912.

2020 Blue Grass, 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 $540 $629 $829 $1,049 $1,292
Payment Standard Range $486 to $594 $566 to $692 $746 to $912 $944 to $1,154 $1,163 to $1,421

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Blue Grass, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 7.96%
Average Renter Household Size 1.89
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $64,185 ±$8,415
Median Rent $723 ±$149
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.89% ± 41.02pp
Total Population 1,439

Population and Household Demographics

Blue Grass is a City in Muscatine County, Iowa with a population of 1,439. There are 565 households in the city with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 7.96% of households in Blue Grass are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Blue Grass

The median gross income for households in Blue Grass is $64,185 a year, or $5,349 a month. The median rent for the city is $723 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Blue Grass, a household making less than $2,410 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Blue Grass.1

Area Median Income In Blue Grass

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 Blue Grass, the AMI is calculated from all households within Muscatine County.

In Blue Grass, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,800

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 Blue Grass

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 Blue Grass

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,900 $17,000 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,800 $28,350 $31,900 $35,400 $38,250 $41,100 $43,900 $46,750
80% of Median $39,700 $45,350 $51,000 $56,650 $61,200 $65,750 $70,250 $74,800