Dallas County, Iowa Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 481 income based apartments in Dallas County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 2,847 affordable apartments in Dallas County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Dallas County, Iowa

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Dallas County.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Iowa Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Dallas County.

Valley West

1800 36th Street
West Des Moines, Iowa
Income Based
1 BR
Rent Assisted

Quail Run Apartments

2902 Iowa St
Perry, Iowa
$436-984
1-3 BR
Affordable

Hamlin Bell Apartments

2023 Willis Ave
Perry, Iowa
Call For Rent
2 BR
55+
Affordable

Willis Avenue Apartments

913 Willis Ave
Perry, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Affordable

Woodland West Apartments

3405 Woodland Ave
West Des Moines, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Lift At Jordan Creek

8925 Cascade Ave
West Des Moines, Iowa
$895-1,330
1-3 BR
Affordable

Meadowlark Place Apartments

1120 SE 11th St
Grimes, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Urban Crossing Apartments

875 Southeast Gateway Drive
Grimes, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Market Rate
Affordable

Grimes Park Apartments

240 South James Street
Grimes, Iowa
Income Based
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Maple Grove Villas

8602 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, Iowa
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Affordable
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Affordable Housing In Dallas County

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City Apartments
West Des Moines, IA Affordable Housing programs support 14 apartment communities in West Des Moines.
Waukee, IA Affordable Housing programs support 10 apartment communities in Waukee.
Perry, IA Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Perry.
Grimes, IA Affordable Housing programs support 6 apartment communities in Grimes.
Adel, IA Affordable Housing programs support 3 apartment communities in Adel.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Dallas County, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Iowa Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Dallas County.

Dallas County, Iowa Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Dallas County, Iowa

Dallas County features 481 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 Dallas County, Iowa

There are 2,847 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dallas County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dallas County, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dallas County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Dallas County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dallas County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $967 and $1,181.

2023 Dallas County, 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
Dallas County, Iowa Fair Market Rent $791 $889 $1,074 $1,473 $1,499
Dallas County, Iowa Payment Standard Range $712 to $870 $800 to $978 $967 to $1,181 $1,326 to $1,620 $1,349 to $1,649

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dallas County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 46
Total Low Income Apartments 3,328
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 481
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.41%
Average Renter Household Size 2.41
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $76,320 ±$2,150
Median Rent $910 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.01% ± 4.95pp
Total Population 74,892

Population and Household Demographics

Dallas County is a county in Iowa with a population of 74,892. There are 27,593 households in the county with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 23.41% of households in Dallas County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dallas County

The median gross income for households in Dallas County is $76,320 a year, or $6,360 a month. The median rent for the county is $910 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dallas County, a household making less than $3,033 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Dallas County.

Area Median Income In Dallas 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 Dallas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $98,500

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 Dallas 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Dallas County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dallas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,700 $23,650 $26,600 $29,550 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dallas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,500 $39,400 $44,350 $49,250 $53,200 $57,150 $61,100 $65,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dallas County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,200 $63,050 $70,950 $78,800 $85,150 $91,450 $97,750 $104,050