Affordable Housing In Chickasaw County

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Chickasaw County

Comprehensive Systems Inc

13 E Milwaukee St
New Hampton, IA
HCV Welcome

Bernatz, Thomas H - 104 S Linn Avenue

104 S Linn Ave
New Hampton, IA
HCV Welcome
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Other Housing Authorities located in Chickasaw County

Housing Authority Programs
Municipal Housing Agency of New Hampton Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Chickasaw County, Iowa

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 14 affordable apartments for rent in Chickasaw County, Iowa. Chickasaw County features 0 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 14 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Chickasaw County.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Chickasaw County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 14
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
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.1

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 $67,700

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 Chickasaw County 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 $14,600 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
80% of Median $38,850 $44,400 $49,950 $55,500 $59,950 $64,400 $68,850 $73,300

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Chickasaw County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
60% of Median $29,160 $33,360 $37,500 $41,640 $45,000 $48,360 $51,660 $55,020

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Chickasaw County is $37,500 a year, or $3,125 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,125 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $938 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $608 $651 $781 $903 $1,008 $1,111
60% $729 $782 $938 $1,083 $1,209 $1,334
Fair Market Rents in Chickasaw County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$497 $591 $687 $991 $1,111

Cities In Chickasaw County

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City Listings Served By
New Hampton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Hampton is the Municipal Housing Agency of New Hampton.
Nashua 0
Fredericksburg 0
Bassett 0
Lawler 0
North Washington 0
Protivin 0
Alta Vista 0
Ionia 0