Affordable Housing In Council Bluffs
56 Low Income Apartment Communities In Council Bluffs
Housing Authorities that serve Council Bluffs
|Municipal Housing Agency of Council Bluffs||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Council Bluffs, Iowa
There are 56 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,248 affordable apartments for rent in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Income Based Apartments in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Council Bluffs features 1,146 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 870 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 $851 and $1,041.
2020 Council Bluffs, 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||$650||$762||$946||$1,272||$1,419|
|Payment Standard Range||$585 to $715||$686 to $838||$851 to $1,041||$1,145 to $1,399||$1,277 to $1,561|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Council Bluffs, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||56|
|Total Low Income Apartments||2,248|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||1,146|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||37.37%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.30|
|Average Household Size||2.43|
|Median Household Income||$45,551 ±$1,578|
|Median Rent||$759 ±$19|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||42.36% ± 3.37pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Council Bluffs is a City in Pottawattamie County, Iowa with a population of 62,309. There are 24,770 households in the city with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 37.37% of households in Council Bluffs are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Council Bluffs
The median gross income for households in Council Bluffs is $45,551 a year, or $3,796 a month. The median rent for the city is $759 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Council Bluffs, a household making less than $2,530 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Council Bluffs.1
Area Median Income In Council Bluffs
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 Council Bluffs, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pottawattamie County.
In Council Bluffs, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,000
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 Council Bluffs
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 Council Bluffs
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$18,100||$20,650||$23,250||$25,800||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$30,100||$34,400||$38,700||$43,000||$46,450||$49,900||$53,350||$56,800|
|80% of Median||$48,200||$55,050||$61,950||$68,800||$74,350||$79,850||$85,350||$90,850|