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Affordable Housing In Clearfield
Ringgold County, Iowa

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clearfield

Clearfield Manor

407 4th St
Clearfield, Iowa
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Housing Authorities that serve Clearfield

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clearfield, Iowa

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Clearfield, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Clearfield, Iowa

Clearfield features 24 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 Clearfield, Iowa

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clearfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clearfield, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Clearfield landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Clearfield.

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

2020 Clearfield, 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 $536 $687 $976 $1,029
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $482 to $590 $618 to $756 $878 to $1,074 $926 to $1,132

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Clearfield, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.25%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Average Household Size 2.16
Median Household Income $32,266 ±$2,966
Median Rent $545 ±$128
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.03% ± 36.78pp
Total Population 378

Population and Household Demographics

Clearfield is a city in Ringgold County, Iowa with a population of 378. There are 161 households in the city with an average household size of 2.16 persons. 19.25% of households in Clearfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clearfield

The median gross income for households in Clearfield is $32,266 a year, or $2,689 a month. The median rent for the city is $545 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clearfield, a household making less than $1,817 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Clearfield.

Area Median Income In Clearfield

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 Clearfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Ringgold County.

In Clearfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,200

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 Clearfield

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 Clearfield

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