Affordable Housing In Cushing
Woodbury County, Iowa

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cushing

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Guide To Affordable Housing in Cushing, Iowa

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 9 affordable apartments for rent in Cushing, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Cushing, Iowa

Cushing features 9 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 Cushing, Iowa

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cushing.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cushing, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cushing landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Cushing.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cushing, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $783 and $957.

2022 Cushing, 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
Cushing, Iowa Fair Market Rent $578 $661 $870 $1,075 $1,180
Cushing, Iowa Payment Standard Range $520 to $636 $595 to $727 $783 to $957 $968 to $1,183 $1,062 to $1,298

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cushing, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 9
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 9
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.39%
Average Renter Household Size 1.45
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $36,667 ±$8,743
Median Rent $333 ±$294
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30% ± 83.19pp
Total Population 195

Population and Household Demographics

Cushing is a city in Woodbury County, Iowa with a population of 195. There are 82 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 24.39% of households in Cushing are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cushing

The median gross income for households in Cushing is $36,667 a year, or $3,056 a month. The median rent for the city is $333 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cushing, a household making less than $1,110 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30% of households who rent are overburdened in Cushing.

Area Median Income In Cushing

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 Cushing, the AMI is calculated from all households within Woodbury County.

In Cushing, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,300

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 Cushing

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 Cushing

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Cushing AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,400 $17,600 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Cushing AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,700 $29,350 $33,000 $36,650 $39,600 $42,550 $45,450 $48,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Cushing AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,100 $46,950 $52,800 $58,650 $63,350 $68,050 $72,750 $77,450