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Affordable Housing In Clayton County

9 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clayton County

R.I.S.E. Group Home

107 Maxie Ave NE
Elkader, Iowa
Elderly Supportive Housing


931 Acre St
Guttenberg, Iowa

Monona Housing Inc

401 W Iowa St
Monona, Iowa

Strawberry Leisure Homes

401 Commercial St
Strawberry Point, Iowa

Luana Housing Inc

208 Church St
Luana, Iowa

Keystone Terrace

601 High Street
Elkader, Iowa

Strawberry Homes

615 Commercial St
Strawberry Point, Iowa

Prestige Court Inc

106 N Rutland St
Garnavillo, Iowa

Yankee Settlement

504 E Harrison St
Edgewood, Iowa
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Clayton County, Iowa

There are 9 low income housing apartment communities offering 182 affordable apartments for rent in Clayton County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Clayton County, Iowa

Clayton County features 164 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 Clayton County, Iowa

There are 18 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clayton County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clayton County, Iowa

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

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

2020 Clayton 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 $482 $522 $687 $856 $931
Payment Standard Range $434 to $530 $470 to $574 $618 to $756 $770 to $942 $838 to $1,024

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Clayton County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 9
Total Low Income Apartments 182
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 164
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.58%
Average Renter Household Size 2.17
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $48,007 ±$1,518
Median Rent $574 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.69% ± 4.84pp
Total Population 17,806

Population and Household Demographics

Clayton County is a county in Iowa with a population of 17,806. There are 7,608 households in the county with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 21.58% of households in Clayton County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clayton County

The median gross income for households in Clayton County is $48,007 a year, or $4,001 a month. The median rent for the county is $574 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clayton County, a household making less than $1,913 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.69% of households who rent are overburdened in Clayton County.

Area Median Income In Clayton 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 Clayton County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,500

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 Clayton 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 Clayton 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 Clayton County

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