Affordable Housing In Des Moines County
14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Des Moines County
Other Housing Authorities located in Des Moines County
|Low Rent Housing Agency of Burlington||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
|Southeast Iowa Regional Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Des Moines County, Iowa
There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 922 affordable apartments for rent in Des Moines County, Iowa.
Income Based Apartments in Des Moines County, Iowa
Des Moines County features 723 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 Des Moines County, Iowa
There are 199 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Des Moines County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Des Moines County, Iowa
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Des Moines County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Des Moines County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Des Moines County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||14|
|Total Low Income Apartments||922|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||723|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||26.31%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.17|
|Average Household Size||2.36|
|Median Household Income||$44,423 ±$1,418|
|Median Rent||$637 ±$37|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||42.22% ± 4.74pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Des Moines County is a County in Iowa with a population of 40,208. There are 16,741 households in the county with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 26.31% of households in Des Moines County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Des Moines County
The median gross income for households in Des Moines County is $44,423 a year, or $3,702 a month. The median rent for the county is $637 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Des Moines County, a household making less than $2,123 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Des Moines County.1
Area Median Income In Des Moines 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 Des Moines County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $59,700
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 Des Moines 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 Des Moines County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$14,600||$16,910||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$24,300||$27,800||$31,250||$34,700||$37,500||$40,300||$43,050||$45,850|
|80% of Median||$38,850||$44,400||$49,950||$55,500||$59,950||$64,400||$68,850||$73,300|
Cities In Des Moines County
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|Burlington||10||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burlington is the Low Rent Housing Agency of Burlington.|