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Affordable Housing In Clarke County

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clarke County

Fillmore Place

801 S Fillmore St
Osceola, Iowa
Elderly Supportive Housing

North Main Manor

310 N Main St
Osceola, Iowa
Elderly Supportive Housing

Murray Housing Corp

710 4th St
Murray, Iowa

Clarke Comm Housing

117 Lake Dr
Osceola, Iowa

Osceola Estates Lp

603 E Ayres St
Osceola, Iowa

Southern Hills Apartments

420 S Gustin St
Osceola, Iowa

Osceola Estates

621 E Ayers St
Osceola, Iowa

Country Club Apartments

1100 Longview Dr E
Osceola, Iowa
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Housing Authorities that serve Clarke County

Housing Authority Programs
Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clarke County, Iowa

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 558 affordable apartments for rent in Clarke County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Clarke County, Iowa

Clarke County features 102 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 Clarke County, Iowa

There are 456 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clarke County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clarke County, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Clarke County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Clarke County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clarke County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $681 and $833.

2020 Clarke 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 $548 $575 $757 $961 $1,025
Payment Standard Range $493 to $603 $518 to $633 $681 to $833 $865 to $1,057 $923 to $1,128

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Clarke County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 558
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 102
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.24%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $43,327 ±$3,242
Median Rent $678 ±$61
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.49% ± 12.96pp
Total Population 9,280

Population and Household Demographics

Clarke County is a county in Iowa with a population of 9,280. There are 3,744 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 30.24% of households in Clarke County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clarke County

The median gross income for households in Clarke County is $43,327 a year, or $3,611 a month. The median rent for the county is $678 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clarke County, a household making less than $2,260 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Clarke County.

Area Median Income In Clarke 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 Clarke County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,000

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 Clarke 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 Clarke County

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

Cities In Clarke County

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City Served By
Murray The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Murray is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Osceola The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Osceola is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Woodburn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodburn is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.