Affordable Housing In Crawford County
Iowa

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Crawford County

Oakwood Manor Apartments

311 N 12th St
Denison, IA
Subsidized

Hillside Apartments ~ Denison

1209 N 26th St
Denison, IA
Subsidized

Camelot Square

1011 5th Ave N
Denison, IA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Heritage Heights an Eventide Community

118 S 20th St
Denison, IA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Dunlap Assisted Living

1405 Harrison Rd
Dunlap, IA
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Housing Authorities that serve Crawford County

Housing Authority Programs
Region XII Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Crawford County, Iowa

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 139 affordable apartments for rent in Crawford County, Iowa. Crawford County features 129 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 10 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Crawford County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Crawford County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 139
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 129
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.60
Average Household Size 2.64
Median Household Income $48,084 ±$4,013
Median Rent $541 ±$75
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.03% ± 9.47pp
Total Population 17,252

Population and Household Demographics

Crawford County is a County in Iowa with a population of 17,252. There are 6,355 households in the county with an average household size of 2.64 persons. 24.88% of households in Crawford County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Crawford County

The median gross income for households in Crawford County is $48,084 a year, or $4,007 a month. The median rent for the county is $541 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Crawford County, a household making less than $1,803 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.03% of households who rent are overburdened in Crawford County.1

Area Median Income In Crawford County

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.

In Crawford County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,700

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 Crawford County

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 Crawford County HUD Rental Assistance in Crawford County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,600 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
80% of Median $38,850 $44,400 $49,950 $55,500 $59,950 $64,400 $68,850 $73,300
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Crawford County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 2007 to 2007, 1 low income apartment communities containing 9 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Crawford County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Crawford County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
60% of Median $29,160 $33,360 $37,500 $41,640 $45,000 $48,360 $51,660 $55,020

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Crawford County is $37,500 a year, or $3,125 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,125 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $938 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $608 $651 $781 $903 $1,008 $1,111
60% $729 $782 $938 $1,083 $1,209 $1,334
Fair Market Rents in Crawford County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$497 $541 $687 $856 $931

Cities In Crawford County

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City Listings Served By
Dow City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dow City is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Westside 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Westside is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Denison 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Denison is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Schleswig 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Schleswig is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Kiron 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kiron is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Dunlap 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dunlap is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Manilla 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Manilla is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Vail 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Vail is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Charter Oak 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Charter Oak is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Arion 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arion is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Aspinwall 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aspinwall is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Buck Grove 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Buck Grove is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Deloit 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Deloit is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Ricketts 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ricketts is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.