Affordable Housing In Clinton
Clinton County, Iowa

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clinton

West Heights Townhomes

1155 14th Ave NW
Clinton, Iowa
Call For Rent
3-4 BR

4th Avenue Lofts

238 4th Ave N
Clinton, Iowa
1-4 BR

Park Towers

329 6th Ave S
Clinton, Iowa
Elderly Supportive Housing

Lyons Manor

318 Main Ave
Clinton, Iowa
Elderly Supportive Housing

Armstrong Apartments

721 S 2nd St
Clinton, Iowa

Skyline Group Homes

272 36th Ave N
Clinton, Iowa
Elderly Supportive Housing

Garden Glen Apartments and Hillside A

202 N Bluff Blvd
Clinton, Iowa

New Directions Housing

2733 S 19th St
Clinton, Iowa

Meadow Heights Apartments

800 28th Ave N
Clinton, Iowa


1821 27th Ave S
Clinton, Iowa

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Clinton, Iowa

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Clinton, Iowa

Housing Authority Programs
Clinton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Clinton, Iowa

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 492 affordable apartments for rent in Clinton, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Clinton, Iowa

Clinton features 192 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 Clinton, Iowa

There are 300 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Clinton.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Clinton, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Clinton, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $717 and $877.

2022 Clinton, 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
Clinton, Iowa Fair Market Rent $544 $611 $797 $994 $1,081
Clinton, Iowa Payment Standard Range $490 to $598 $550 to $672 $717 to $877 $895 to $1,093 $973 to $1,189

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Clinton, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 492
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 192
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.00
Average Household Size 2.29
Median Household Income $41,813 ±$2,263
Median Rent $612 ±$34
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.66% ± 6.73pp
Total Population 26,413

Population and Household Demographics

Clinton is a city in Clinton County, Iowa with a population of 26,413. There are 11,203 households in the city with an average household size of 2.29 persons. 31.81% of households in Clinton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Clinton

The median gross income for households in Clinton is $41,813 a year, or $3,484 a month. The median rent for the city is $612 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Clinton, a household making less than $2,040 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Clinton.

Area Median Income In Clinton

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 Clinton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clinton County.

In Clinton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,800

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 Clinton

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 Clinton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Clinton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,600 $18,950 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Clinton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,450 $42,650 $45,800 $48,950 $52,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Clinton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,200 $50,500 $56,800 $63,100 $68,150 $73,200 $78,250 $83,300