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Affordable Housing In Cherokee County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cherokee County

Autumn Park Apartments ~ Cherokee

1003 E Ridgeview Dr
Cherokee, Iowa

Willowbrook Apartments

925 Jeffries St
Cherokee, Iowa

Lewis Apartments

231 W Main St
Cherokee, Iowa

Ridgeview Village Sirha

1025 N Roosevelt Ave
Cherokee, Iowa
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Cherokee County, Iowa

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 280 affordable apartments for rent in Cherokee County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Cherokee County, Iowa

Cherokee County features 62 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 Cherokee County, Iowa

There are 218 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cherokee County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cherokee County, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cherokee County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Cherokee County.

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

2020 Cherokee 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 $559 $687 $991 $1,047
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $503 to $615 $618 to $756 $892 to $1,090 $942 to $1,152

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cherokee County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 280
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 62
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.25%
Average Renter Household Size 1.90
Average Household Size 2.14
Median Household Income $48,599 ±$4,399
Median Rent $516 ±$81
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 24.57% ± 7.83pp
Total Population 11,853

Population and Household Demographics

Cherokee County is a county in Iowa with a population of 11,853. There are 5,334 households in the county with an average household size of 2.14 persons. 26.25% of households in Cherokee County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cherokee County

The median gross income for households in Cherokee County is $48,599 a year, or $4,050 a month. The median rent for the county is $516 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cherokee County, a household making less than $1,720 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 24.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Cherokee County.

Area Median Income In Cherokee 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 Cherokee County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,200

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 Cherokee 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 Cherokee County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,400 $17,600 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,650 $29,300 $32,950 $36,600 $39,550 $42,500 $45,400 $48,350
80% of Median $41,000 $46,850 $52,700 $58,550 $63,250 $67,950 $72,650 $77,300

Cities In Cherokee County

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