Affordable Housing In Cedar County
Iowa

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cedar County

Bishop Hill Apartments

706 W 9th St
Tipton, IA
Call For Rent
2 BR
Subsidized

Tipton Senior Park Phase IIi Apartments

50 Plum St
Tipton, IA
Subsidized

Inland Senior Citizens Housing

127 S Locust St
Bennett, IA
62+
Accessible

Pioneer Terrace

105 E Kohlhase St
Mechanicsville, IA
Subsidized

Durant Senior Apartments

802 3rd St
Durant, IA

Wilton Sunset Housing

1009 W 3rd St
Wilton, IA

Main Street Place

611 W Main St
West Branch, IA
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Cedar County

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 Cedar County, Iowa

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 214 affordable apartments for rent in Cedar County, Iowa. Cedar County features 189 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 25 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cedar County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Cedar County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 214
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 189
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $59,047 ±$2,534
Median Rent $670 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.15% ± 5.68pp
Total Population 18,375

Population and Household Demographics

Cedar County is a County in Iowa with a population of 18,375. There are 7,620 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 20.16% of households in Cedar County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cedar County

The median gross income for households in Cedar County is $59,047 a year, or $4,921 a month. The median rent for the county is $670 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cedar County, a household making less than $2,233 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.15% of households who rent are overburdened in Cedar County.1

Area Median Income In Cedar 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 Cedar County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,000

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 Cedar 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 Cedar County HUD Rental Assistance in Cedar County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,200 $18,500 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,950 $30,800 $34,650 $38,500 $41,600 $44,700 $47,750 $50,850
80% of Median $43,150 $49,300 $55,450 $61,600 $66,550 $71,500 $76,400 $81,350
Fair Market Rents in Cedar County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$538 $565 $744 $959 $1,008

Cities In Cedar County

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City Listings Served By
Tipton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tipton is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Mechanicsville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mechanicsville is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Bennett 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bennett is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Lowden 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lowden is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Wilton 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wilton is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
West Branch 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Branch is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Durant 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Durant is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Clarence 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clarence is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Rochester 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rochester is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Stanwood 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stanwood is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.