Affordable Housing In Center Point
Linn County, Iowa

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Center Point

Eastview Apartments

620 Sunrise Ct
Center Point, IA
Call For Rent
2 BR

Don Dupree

825 Eastview Dr
Center Point, IA
Accepts Vouchers

Golden Age Housing

Corner Main & Olive
Center Point, IA
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Housing Authorities that serve Center Point

Housing Authority Programs
Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Center Point, Iowa

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 53 affordable apartments for rent in Center Point, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Center Point, Iowa

Center Point features 29 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 Center Point, Iowa

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Center Point.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Center Point, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Center Point, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $699 and $855.

2020 Center Point, 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 $506 $590 $777 $1,104 $1,221
Payment Standard Range $455 to $557 $531 to $649 $699 to $855 $994 to $1,214 $1,099 to $1,343

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Center Point, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 53
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 29
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.10
Average Household Size 2.83
Median Household Income $79,545 ±$7,163
Median Rent $733 ±$127
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 20.51% ± 17.97pp
Total Population 2,478

Population and Household Demographics

Center Point is a City in Linn County, Iowa with a population of 2,478. There are 876 households in the city with an average household size of 2.83 persons. 17.81% of households in Center Point are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Center Point

The median gross income for households in Center Point is $79,545 a year, or $6,629 a month. The median rent for the city is $733 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Center Point, a household making less than $2,443 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 20.51% of households who rent are overburdened in Center Point.1

Area Median Income In Center Point

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 Center Point, the AMI is calculated from all households within Linn County.

In Center Point, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,300

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 Center Point

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 Center Point HUD Rental Assistance in Center Point

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,800 $21,450 $24,150 $26,800 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $31,300 $35,750 $40,200 $44,650 $48,250 $51,800 $55,400 $58,950
80% of Median $50,050 $57,200 $64,350 $71,450 $77,200 $82,900 $88,600 $94,350