Affordable Housing In Davenport
Scott County, Iowa

37 Low Income Apartment Communities In Davenport

Davenport Public Housing Scattered Sites

Throughout Davenport
Davenport, IA

Myrtle Street Residences

605 Myrtle St
Davenport, IA
HCV Welcome

Castlewood Apartments

2130 Emerald Dr
Davenport, IA

Spring Village

3320 Spring St
Davenport, IA

Edgewater on Third

401 W 3rd St
Davenport, IA
Elderly Supportive Housing

Davenport Lofts

427 Iowa St
Davenport, IA
HCV Welcome

Marycrest Senior Campus III

1607 W 12th St
Davenport, IA
HCV Welcome

Luther Crest

5430 N Gaines St
Davenport, IA
Elderly Supportive Housing

Vera French Terrace

227 E 37th St
Davenport, IA
HCV Welcome

Emeis Park Apartments

1731 Emerald Dr
Davenport, IA

Housing Authorities that serve Davenport

Housing Authority Programs
Davenport Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Davenport, Iowa

There are 37 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,135 affordable apartments for rent in Davenport, Iowa. Davenport features 856 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 1,235 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Davenport.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Davenport, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 37
Total Low Income Apartments 2,135
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 856
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.48%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $47,343 ±$1,530
Median Rent $707 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.67% ± 2.86pp
Total Population 101,863

Population and Household Demographics

Davenport is a City in Scott County, Iowa with a population of 101,863. There are 41,100 households in the city with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 39.48% of households in Davenport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Davenport

The median gross income for households in Davenport is $47,343 a year, or $3,945 a month. The median rent for the city is $707 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Davenport, a household making less than $2,357 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Davenport.1

Area Median Income In Davenport

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 Davenport, the AMI is calculated from all households within Scott County.

In Davenport, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,700

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 Davenport

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 Davenport HUD Rental Assistance in Davenport

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,450 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,450 $29,100 $32,750 $36,350 $39,300 $42,200 $45,100 $48,000
80% of Median $40,750 $46,550 $52,350 $58,150 $62,850 $67,500 $72,150 $76,800
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Davenport

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

From 1992 to 2011, 22 low income apartment communities containing 1,379 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Davenport 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 Davenport

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,450 $29,100 $32,750 $36,350 $39,300 $42,200 $45,100 $48,000
60% of Median $30,540 $34,920 $39,300 $43,620 $47,160 $50,640 $54,120 $57,600

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 Davenport is $39,300 a year, or $3,275 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,275 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $983 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% $636 $682 $819 $946 $1,055 $1,164
60% $764 $818 $983 $1,135 $1,266 $1,397
Fair Market Rents in Davenport

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
$524 $615 $778 $1,028 $1,169