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Affordable Housing In Calamus
Clinton County, Iowa

Housing Authorities that serve Calamus

Housing Authority Programs
Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Calamus, Iowa

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

Income Based Apartments in Calamus, Iowa

Calamus 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 Calamus, Iowa

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Calamus, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Calamus, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $667 and $815.

2020 Calamus, 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 $502 $567 $741 $947 $1,048
Payment Standard Range $452 to $552 $510 to $624 $667 to $815 $852 to $1,042 $943 to $1,153

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Calamus, 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 22.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $55,000 ±$9,681
Median Rent $616 ±$113
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 20% ± 35.07pp
Total Population 422

Population and Household Demographics

Calamus is a city in Clinton County, Iowa with a population of 422. There are 178 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 22.47% of households in Calamus are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Calamus

The median gross income for households in Calamus is $55,000 a year, or $4,583 a month. The median rent for the city is $616 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Calamus, a household making less than $2,053 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 20% of households who rent are overburdened in Calamus.

Area Median Income In Calamus

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 Calamus, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clinton County.

In Calamus, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,700

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 Calamus

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 Calamus

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