Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Affordable Housing In Butler County

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Butler County

Crestview of Parkersburg

1208 Florence St
Parkersburg, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers

Parkersburg Housing

405 5th St
Parkersburg, Iowa

Beaver Manor

100 Saratoga St
New Hartford, Iowa

Dumont Community

320 Main Street
Dumont, Iowa

Community Retirement Village

115 N Hilton
Clarksville, Iowa

Prairie Village of Parkersburg

202 N Johnson
Parkersburg, Iowa

Greene Housing Dev

502 W Traer
Greene, Iowa

North Court Apts

1130 Ellis St.
Aplington, Iowa

Allison Improvement

203 Locust
Allison, Iowa
  • «
  • 1
  • »

Guide To Affordable Housing in Butler County, Iowa

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 180 affordable apartments for rent in Butler County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Butler County, Iowa

Butler County features 128 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 Butler County, Iowa

There are 52 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Butler County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Butler County, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Butler County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Butler County.

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

2020 Butler 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 $497 $522 $687 $901 $931
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $470 to $574 $618 to $756 $811 to $991 $838 to $1,024

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Butler County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 180
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 128
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.14%
Average Renter Household Size 1.93
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $52,360 ±$1,539
Median Rent $566 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 24.16% ± 4.98pp
Total Population 14,966

Population and Household Demographics

Butler County is a county in Iowa with a population of 14,966. There are 6,207 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 20.14% of households in Butler County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Butler County

The median gross income for households in Butler County is $52,360 a year, or $4,363 a month. The median rent for the county is $566 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Butler County, a household making less than $1,887 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 24.16% of households who rent are overburdened in Butler County.

Area Median Income In Butler 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 Butler County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,600

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 Butler 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 Butler County

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

Cities In Butler County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
New Hartford
Shell Rock