Affordable Housing In Des Moines County
Iowa

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Des Moines County

Robinson Heights

2501 Mount Pleasant St
Burlington, IA
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Black Hawk Village

3420 Mason Rd
Burlington, IA
$435-630
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Midtown Gardens Apartments

61 Midtown Ln
Burlington, IA
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Steamboat Landing Apartments

420 S 4th St
Burlington, IA
$676-762
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Friedenheim Community

2603 Madison Ave
Burlington, IA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Stone Gardens

2312 Valley St
Burlington, IA
Subsidized

Westland Manor Apartments

507 Vernon St
West Burlington, IA
Subsidized

Walton Group Home

2101 Northern Dr
Burlington, IA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Mediapolis Comm Housing

713 Main St
Mediapolis, IA
Subsidized

West Highland Apartments

611 W Van Weiss Blvd
West Burlington, IA
HCV Welcome

Other Housing Authorities located in Des Moines County

Housing Authority Programs
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. Des Moines County features 723 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 199 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households 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
Total Population 40,208

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 Des Moines County 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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Des Moines County

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

From 1990 to 2012, 4 low income apartment communities containing 281 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Des Moines County 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 Des Moines County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
60% of Median $29,160 $33,360 $37,500 $41,640 $45,000 $48,360 $51,660 $55,020

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 Des Moines County is $37,500 a year, or $3,125 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,125 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $938 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% $608 $651 $781 $903 $1,008 $1,111
60% $729 $782 $938 $1,083 $1,209 $1,334
Fair Market Rents in Des Moines County

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
$528 $615 $810 $1,058 $1,322

Cities In Des Moines County

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City Listings Served By
Burlington 10 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burlington is the Low Rent Housing Agency of Burlington.
Mediapolis 1
West Burlington 2
Danville 1
Middletown 0
Beaverdale 0