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Affordable Housing In Dallas County
Iowa

40 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dallas County

Valley West Apartments

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

Quail Run Apartments

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

Hamlin Bell Apartments

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

Willis Avenue Apartments

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

Grimes Park Apartments

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

Sun Prairie Apartments V

6409 Vista Dr
West Des Moines, Iowa

Sun Prairie Apartments VI

6539 Vista Dr
West Des Moines, Iowa

Sun Prairie Apartments VII

6689 Vista Dr
West Des Moines, Iowa

Candle of Perry

820 18th St
Perry, Iowa

Housing Authorities that serve Dallas County

Housing Authority Programs
Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dallas County, Iowa

There are 40 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,687 affordable apartments for rent in Dallas County, Iowa.

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 2,206 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 $812 and $992.

2021 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
Fair Market Rent $608 $738 $902 $1,232 $1,313
Payment Standard Range $547 to $669 $664 to $812 $812 to $992 $1,109 to $1,355 $1,182 to $1,444

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dallas County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 40
Total Low Income Apartments 2,687
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 $89,200

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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,750 $21,400 $24,100 $26,750 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $31,250 $35,700 $40,150 $44,600 $48,200 $51,750 $55,350 $58,900
80% of Median $49,950 $57,100 $64,250 $71,350 $77,100 $82,800 $88,500 $94,200

Cities In Dallas County

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City Served By
Adel The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Adel is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Bouton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bouton is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Clive The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Clive is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Dallas Center The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dallas Center is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Dawson The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dawson is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
De Soto The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves De Soto is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Dexter The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dexter is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Granger The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Granger is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Grimes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grimes is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Linden The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Linden is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Minburn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minburn is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Perry The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Perry is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Redfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Redfield is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Urbandale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Urbandale is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Van Meter The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Van Meter is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Waukee The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Waukee is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
West Des Moines The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Des Moines is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Woodward The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Woodward is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.