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Affordable Housing In Centerville
Appanoose County, Iowa

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Centerville

Centerville Senior Lofts

421 N Main Street
Centerville, Iowa
1-2 BR

Shamrock Heights

1020 Shamrock Ln
Centerville, Iowa

The Landings

1110 E Cross St
Centerville, Iowa

317 E Oak St

317 E Oak St
Centerville, Iowa

Centerville Housing Inc Project 01 - 9

1315 E Cross St
Centerville, Iowa
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Housing Authorities that serve Centerville

Housing Authority Programs
Centerville Municipal Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Centerville, Iowa

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 581 affordable apartments for rent in Centerville, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Centerville, Iowa

Centerville features 487 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 Centerville, Iowa

There are 94 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Centerville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Centerville, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Centerville, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $644 and $787.

2021 Centerville, 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
Centerville, Iowa Fair Market Rent $519 $543 $715 $924 $980
Centerville, Iowa Payment Standard Range $467 to $571 $489 to $597 $644 to $787 $832 to $1,016 $882 to $1,078

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Centerville, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 581
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 487
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.16%
Average Renter Household Size 1.87
Average Household Size 2.16
Median Household Income $31,270 ±$4,201
Median Rent $517 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.68% ± 9.3pp
Total Population 5,431

Population and Household Demographics

Centerville is a city in Appanoose County, Iowa with a population of 5,431. There are 2,443 households in the city with an average household size of 2.16 persons. 42.16% of households in Centerville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Centerville

The median gross income for households in Centerville is $31,270 a year, or $2,606 a month. The median rent for the city is $517 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Centerville, a household making less than $1,723 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.68% of households who rent are overburdened in Centerville.

Area Median Income In Centerville

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 Centerville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Appanoose County.

In Centerville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $56,200

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 Centerville

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 Centerville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Centerville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,100 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Centerville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Centerville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,450 $62,050 $66,650 $71,250 $75,850