Affordable Housing In Clarinda
3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clarinda
Housing Authorities that serve Clarinda
|Clarinda Low Rent Housing Agency||Public Housing|
|Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Clarinda, Iowa
There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 144 affordable apartments for rent in Clarinda, Iowa.
Income Based Apartments in Clarinda, Iowa
Clarinda features 74 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 Clarinda, Iowa
There are 70 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clarinda.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Clarinda, Iowa
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Clarinda landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Clarinda.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clarinda, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $644 and $787.
2021 Clarinda, 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||$519||$543||$715||$938||$1,197|
|Payment Standard Range||$467 to $571||$489 to $597||$644 to $787||$844 to $1,032||$1,077 to $1,317|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Clarinda, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||3|
|Total Low Income Apartments||144|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||74|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||31.42%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.04|
|Average Household Size||2.26|
|Median Household Income||$42,551 ±$4,560|
|Median Rent||$504 ±$62|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||24.42% ± 7.73pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Clarinda is a city in Page County, Iowa with a population of 5,476. There are 2,059 households in the city with an average household size of 2.26 persons. 31.42% of households in Clarinda are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Clarinda
The median gross income for households in Clarinda is $42,551 a year, or $3,546 a month. The median rent for the city is $504 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clarinda, a household making less than $1,680 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 24.42% of households who rent are overburdened in Clarinda.
Area Median Income In Clarinda
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 Clarinda, the AMI is calculated from all households within Page County.
In Clarinda, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,900
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 Clarinda
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 Clarinda
|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|