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Affordable Housing In Cass County
Iowa

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cass County

Regency Villa Apartments

1601 Redwood Dr
Atlantic, Iowa
Market Rate

Royal Oak II Apartments

501 E 5th St
Atlantic, Iowa
Subsidized

Valley View Apartments

1004 E 8th St
Atlantic, Iowa

Midtown Apartments Phase II

1209 E 8th St
Atlantic, Iowa
Subsidized

Lewis Senior Citizens 019

109 Main St
Lewis, Iowa

Lewis Senior Citizens 032

301 Webster St
Lewis, Iowa

Atlantic Sundance Apartments

1406 E 22nd St
Atlantic, Iowa

Anita Housing Corp

210 E. 4th
Anita, Iowa
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Housing Authorities that serve Cass County

Housing Authority Programs
Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cass County, Iowa

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 274 affordable apartments for rent in Cass County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Cass County, Iowa

Cass County features 74 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 Cass County, Iowa

There are 200 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cass County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cass County, Iowa

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

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

2020 Cass 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 $602 $687 $895 $931
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $542 to $662 $618 to $756 $806 to $985 $838 to $1,024

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cass County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 274
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 74
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.05
Average Household Size 2.18
Median Household Income $43,750 ±$2,378
Median Rent $569 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.31% ± 7.72pp
Total Population 13,590

Population and Household Demographics

Cass County is a county in Iowa with a population of 13,590. There are 6,080 households in the county with an average household size of 2.18 persons. 28.83% of households in Cass County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cass County

The median gross income for households in Cass County is $43,750 a year, or $3,646 a month. The median rent for the county is $569 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cass County, a household making less than $1,897 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Cass County.

Area Median Income In Cass 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 Cass County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,600

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 Cass 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 Cass 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 Cass County

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City Served By
Anita The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Anita is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Atlantic The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atlantic is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Cumberland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cumberland is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Griswold The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Griswold is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Lewis The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lewis is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Marne The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marne is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Massena The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Massena is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Wiota The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wiota is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.