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Affordable Housing In Clinton
Clinton County, Iowa

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Clinton

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

Housing Authorities that serve Clinton

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 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 462 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 270 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 $667 and $815.

2020 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
Fair Market Rent $502 $567 $741 $947 $1,048
Payment Standard Range $452 to $552 $510 to $624 $667 to $815 $852 to $1,042 $943 to $1,153

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Clinton, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 462
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 $71,700

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

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