Affordable Housing In Des Moines County

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Des Moines County

Robinson Heights

2501 Mount Pleasant St
Burlington, Iowa
Income Based
1 BR

Black Hawk Village

3420 Mason Rd
Burlington, Iowa
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Midtown Gardens Apartments

61 Midtown Ln
Burlington, Iowa
Income Based
1-3 BR

Steamboat Landing Apartments

420 S 4th St
Burlington, Iowa
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Friedenheim Community

2603 Madison Ave
Burlington, Iowa
Elderly Supportive Housing

Stone Gardens

2312 Valley St
Burlington, Iowa

Westland Manor Apartments

507 Vernon St
West Burlington, Iowa

Walton Group Home

2101 Northern Dr
Burlington, Iowa
Elderly Supportive Housing

Mediapolis Comm Housing

713 Main St
Mediapolis, Iowa

West Highland Apartments

611 W Van Weiss Blvd
West Burlington, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers

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.

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 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 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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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