Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Council Bluffs, IA

Discover affordable housing in Council Bluffs where there are 60+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Featherstone Apartments

901 North 35th Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

bed 1-4
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Plains View

2431 Nash Boulevard, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

bed 1-2
payment Subsidized

North Avenue Towers

103 North Avenue, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

bed 1
payment Subsidized

Maple Park

3524 2nd Avenue, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

bed 1
payment Subsidized

Linden Place - Council Bluffs

25 South Linden Avenue, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

Bluffs Towers Apartments

38 Pearl St, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

bed Studio-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible

Prime Square

822 South Main Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

Chapel Ridge - Council Bluffs

4506 Chapel Ridge Lane, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

bed 1-4
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

The Bluffs

2065 Nash Boulevard , Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

bed 2-3
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Harvester Artist Lofts

1000 S Main St, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

RiverEast Apartments

3201 Renner Drive, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

bed 2-3
payment $911-1164/mo.
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Graceview Courtyard

1681 College Rd, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

The Heights

649 Parkwild Drive, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Woodbury Pines

532 Woodbury Avenue, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

payment Subsidized

Rose of Council Bluffs

2306 Sherwood Dr, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
accessibility Accessible

Indian Creek Apartments

2918 N Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible
accessible_forward Disability

Beacon Place

2400 S 19th St, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

Kanesville Heights

2310 Sherwood Dr, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Northgate Townhomes

1222 N 31st St, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

payment Subsidized

Camelot Village Apartments

1105 South 3rd Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

payment Subsidized
elderly Senior

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
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Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
real_estate_agent Naturally Affordable
Naturally Occuring Affordable Housing - or NOAH - is any housing unit that offers affordable rent without participating in a rent subsidy program.
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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Council Bluffs, Iowa
$22.16/hour
$14.91 (+206%) more than Iowa minimum wage and $14.91 (+206%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Council Bluffs, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Go to the Iowa Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Council Bluffs.

How many renters live in Council Bluffs, Iowa?

The City of Council Bluffs has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 33.14 percent of the population living in Council Bluffs.

What is the rental market like in Council Bluffs, Iowa?

There are an estimated housing units in the Council Bluffs area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Council Bluffs, Iowa, there are 1.03 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Council Bluffs?

The rental vacancy rate in Council Bluffs is 1 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Council Bluffs for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Council Bluffs
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
526 2,370 4,040 1,862 330
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Council Bluffs

A large number of apartments in Council Bluffs have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Council Bluffs

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $895 to $1,733. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $895
One BR $971
Two BR $1,170
Three BR $1,562
Four BR $1,733
2024 Fair Market Rents in Council Bluffs, Iowa

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Council Bluffs?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 283 54 percent
One BR 1,794 76 percent
Two BR 2,618 65 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Council Bluffs, Iowa

How many affordable rental units are in Council Bluffs?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Council Bluffs, Iowa including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Council Bluffs features 1,081 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 Council Bluffs, Iowa

There are 961 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Council Bluffs.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Council Bluffs, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Council Bluffs landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Council Bluffs.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Council Bluffs, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,053 and $1,287.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.