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Affordable Housing In Burlington
Des Moines County, Iowa

10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Burlington

Robinson Heights

2501 Mount Pleasant St
Burlington, Iowa
Income Based
1 BR

Black Hawk Village

3420 Mason Rd
Burlington, Iowa
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Midtown Gardens Apartments

61 Midtown Ln
Burlington, Iowa
Income Based
1-3 BR

Steamboat Landing Apartments

420 S 4th St
Burlington, Iowa
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Friedenheim Community

2603 Madison Ave
Burlington, Iowa
Elderly Supportive Housing

Stone Gardens

2312 Valley St
Burlington, Iowa

Walton Group Home

2101 Northern Dr
Burlington, Iowa
Elderly Supportive Housing


206 N 3rd St
Burlington, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers
Market Rate

Autumn Heights

2830 Winegard Dr
Burlington, Iowa

Columbia Townhouses

3034 Columbia St
Burlington, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Burlington

Housing Authority Programs
Low Rent Housing Agency of Burlington Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Burlington, Iowa

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 787 affordable apartments for rent in Burlington, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Burlington, Iowa

Burlington features 636 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 Burlington, Iowa

There are 151 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Burlington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Burlington, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Burlington landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Burlington.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Burlington, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $729 and $891.

2020 Burlington, 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 $528 $615 $810 $1,058 $1,322
Payment Standard Range $475 to $581 $554 to $677 $729 to $891 $952 to $1,164 $1,190 to $1,454

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Burlington, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 787
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 636
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $39,586 ±$2,521
Median Rent $651 ±$48
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.9% ± 5.78pp
Total Population 25,537

Population and Household Demographics

Burlington is a city in Des Moines County, Iowa with a population of 25,537. There are 10,744 households in the city with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 31.05% of households in Burlington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Burlington

The median gross income for households in Burlington is $39,586 a year, or $3,299 a month. The median rent for the city is $651 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Burlington, a household making less than $2,170 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Burlington.

Area Median Income In Burlington

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 Burlington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Des Moines County.

In Burlington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,700

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 Burlington

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 Burlington

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,250 $17,400 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,400 $29,000 $32,650 $36,250 $39,150 $42,050 $44,950 $47,850
80% of Median $40,600 $46,400 $52,200 $58,000 $62,650 $67,300 $71,950 $76,600