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Affordable Housing In Charles City
Floyd County, Iowa

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Charles City

Cedar Crest

910 13th St
Charles City, Iowa
Call For Rent
1 BR

Ninth Street Group Home

310 9th St
Charles City, Iowa
Elderly Supportive Housing

Burling House

910 1st Ave
Charles City, Iowa
Elderly Supportive Housing

Cedar Terrace South

501 Court St
Charles City, Iowa

Charles City Iha

601-607 11th Street
Charles City, Iowa
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Housing Authorities that serve Charles City

Housing Authority Programs
Charles City Housing and Redevelopment Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
North Iowa Regional Housing Authority Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Charles City, Iowa

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 244 affordable apartments for rent in Charles City, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Charles City, Iowa

Charles City features 196 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 Charles City, Iowa

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Charles City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Charles City, Iowa

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

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

2020 Charles City, 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 $547 $687 $957 $994
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $492 to $602 $618 to $756 $861 to $1,053 $895 to $1,093

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Charles City, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 244
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 196
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.66%
Average Renter Household Size 1.97
Average Household Size 2.11
Median Household Income $39,053 ±$5,533
Median Rent $550 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.78% ± 11.13pp
Total Population 7,500

Population and Household Demographics

Charles City is a city in Floyd County, Iowa with a population of 7,500. There are 3,438 households in the city with an average household size of 2.11 persons. 40.66% of households in Charles City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Charles City

The median gross income for households in Charles City is $39,053 a year, or $3,254 a month. The median rent for the city is $550 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Charles City, a household making less than $1,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.78% of households who rent are overburdened in Charles City.

Area Median Income In Charles City

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 Charles City, the AMI is calculated from all households within Floyd County.

In Charles City, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,100

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 Charles City

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 Charles City

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