Affordable Housing In Dawson
Dallas County, Iowa

Waiting List Openings In Dawson

Emergency Housing Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

Emergency Housing Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

Housing Authorities that serve Dawson

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dawson, Iowa

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Dawson, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Dawson, Iowa

Dawson features 0 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 Dawson, Iowa

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dawson, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dawson, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $812 and $992.

2021 Dawson, 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
Dawson, Iowa Fair Market Rent $608 $738 $902 $1,232 $1,313
Dawson, Iowa 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 research.

Dawson, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.57%
Average Renter Household Size 2.65
Average Household Size 2.81
Median Household Income $35,938 ±$12,652
Median Rent $650 ±$302
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 25% ± 86.81pp
Total Population 197

Population and Household Demographics

Dawson is a city in Dallas County, Iowa with a population of 197. There are 70 households in the city with an average household size of 2.81 persons. 28.57% of households in Dawson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dawson

The median gross income for households in Dawson is $35,938 a year, or $2,995 a month. The median rent for the city is $650 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dawson, a household making less than $2,167 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 25% of households who rent are overburdened in Dawson.

Area Median Income In Dawson

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 Dawson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dallas County.

In Dawson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $91,300

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 Dawson

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 Dawson

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dawson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,200 $21,950 $24,700 $27,400 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dawson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,000 $36,550 $41,100 $45,650 $49,350 $53,000 $56,650 $60,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dawson AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,150 $58,450 $65,750 $73,050 $78,900 $84,750 $90,600 $96,450