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Affordable Housing In Clay County
Iowa

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clay County

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Guide To Affordable Housing in Clay County, Iowa

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 343 affordable apartments for rent in Clay County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Clay County, Iowa

Clay County features 141 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 Clay County, Iowa

There are 202 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clay County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clay County, Iowa

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

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

2020 Clay 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 $522 $687 $968 $1,154
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $470 to $574 $618 to $756 $871 to $1,065 $1,039 to $1,269

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Clay County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 343
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 141
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $50,389 ±$4,507
Median Rent $594 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.57% ± 8.04pp
Total Population 16,537

Population and Household Demographics

Clay County is a county in Iowa with a population of 16,537. There are 7,146 households in the county with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 25.51% of households in Clay County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clay County

The median gross income for households in Clay County is $50,389 a year, or $4,199 a month. The median rent for the county is $594 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clay County, a household making less than $1,980 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.57% of households who rent are overburdened in Clay County.

Area Median Income In Clay 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 Clay County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,500

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 Clay 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 Clay 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 Clay County

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City Served By
Dickens
Everly
Fostoria
Gillett Grove
Greenville
Peterson
Rossie
Royal
Spencer
Webb