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Affordable Housing In Chickasaw County

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chickasaw County

Comprehensive Systems Inc

13 E Milwaukee St
New Hampton, Iowa

Bernatz, Thomas H - 104 S Linn Avenue

104 S Linn Ave
New Hampton, Iowa

Mayberry Manor Inc

8 Panana Street
Nashua, Iowa

New Hamptons Pleasant Manor

805 W Main St
New Hampton, Iowa
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Chickasaw County, Iowa

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 42 affordable apartments for rent in Chickasaw County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Chickasaw County, Iowa

Chickasaw County features 28 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 Chickasaw County, Iowa

There are 14 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chickasaw County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Chickasaw County, Iowa

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

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

2020 Chickasaw 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 $591 $687 $991 $1,111
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $532 to $650 $618 to $756 $892 to $1,090 $1,000 to $1,222

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Chickasaw County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 42
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 28
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.95%
Average Renter Household Size 1.97
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $47,040 ±$2,495
Median Rent $556 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.48% ± 8.22pp
Total Population 12,244

Population and Household Demographics

Chickasaw County is a county in Iowa with a population of 12,244. There are 5,312 households in the county with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 21.95% of households in Chickasaw County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Chickasaw County

The median gross income for households in Chickasaw County is $47,040 a year, or $3,920 a month. The median rent for the county is $556 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Chickasaw County, a household making less than $1,853 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.48% of households who rent are overburdened in Chickasaw County.

Area Median Income In Chickasaw 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 Chickasaw 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 Chickasaw 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 Chickasaw 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 Chickasaw County

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City Served By
Alta Vista
New Hampton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Hampton is the Municipal Housing Agency of New Hampton.
North Washington