Affordable Housing In Dickinson County
Iowa

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Dickinson County

Sunrise Apartments

2300 23rd St
Spirit Lake, Iowa
Subsidized

The Antlers

1703 Hill Ave
Spirit Lake, Iowa

River West Apartments

674 Us Highway 71
Milford, Iowa

Milford Housing 1 01 - 7

1007 H Ave
Milford, Iowa
Subsidized

Silver Lake Apartments

212 E 4th St
Lake Park, Iowa

Sunrise Ltd 7 050

1901 23rd St
Spirit Lake, Iowa
Subsidized

Arapahoe Village Apartments

2104 Jackson Ave
Spirit Lake, Iowa

Lakeside Apartments

664 Terrace Park Blvd
Milford, Iowa

Lakewood Court

607 15th St
Spirit Lake, Iowa

River West Apartments, L.

3200 Okoboji Ave
Milford, Iowa

Guide To Affordable Housing in Dickinson County, Iowa

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 332 affordable apartments for rent in Dickinson County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Dickinson County, Iowa

Dickinson County features 172 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 Dickinson County, Iowa

There are 160 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Dickinson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Dickinson County, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Dickinson County landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Dickinson County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Dickinson County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $786 and $960.

2022 Dickinson County, 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
Dickinson County, Iowa Fair Market Rent $631 $663 $873 $1,108 $1,184
Dickinson County, Iowa Payment Standard Range $568 to $694 $597 to $729 $786 to $960 $997 to $1,219 $1,066 to $1,302

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Dickinson County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 332
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 172
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.51%
Average Renter Household Size 1.99
Average Household Size 2.14
Median Household Income $57,265 ±$2,366
Median Rent $643 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.87% ± 7.36pp
Total Population 16,967

Population and Household Demographics

Dickinson County is a county in Iowa with a population of 16,967. There are 7,804 households in the county with an average household size of 2.14 persons. 24.51% of households in Dickinson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dickinson County

The median gross income for households in Dickinson County is $57,265 a year, or $4,772 a month. The median rent for the county is $643 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dickinson County, a household making less than $2,143 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.87% of households who rent are overburdened in Dickinson County.

Area Median Income In Dickinson 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 Dickinson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,700

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 Dickinson 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 Dickinson County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Dickinson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$18,450 $21,050 $23,700 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Dickinson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$30,700 $35,100 $39,500 $43,850 $47,400 $50,900 $54,400 $57,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Dickinson County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$49,150 $56,150 $63,150 $70,150 $75,800 $81,400 $87,000 $92,600

Cities In Dickinson County

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City Served By
Arnolds Park
Lake Park
Milford
Okoboji
Orleans
Spirit Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spirit Lake is the Low Rent Housing Agency of Spirit Lake.
Superior
Terril
Wahpeton
West Okoboji