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Affordable Housing In Emerson
Mills County, Iowa

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Emerson

Manchester Manor

500 Manchester St
Emerson, Iowa
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Emerson

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Emerson, Iowa

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 4 affordable apartments for rent in Emerson, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Emerson, Iowa

Emerson features 4 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 Emerson, Iowa

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Emerson, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Emerson, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $851 and $1,041.

2020 Emerson, 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
Fair Market Rent $650 $762 $946 $1,272 $1,419
Payment Standard Range $585 to $715 $686 to $838 $851 to $1,041 $1,145 to $1,399 $1,277 to $1,561

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Emerson, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 4
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 4
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 10.98%
Average Renter Household Size 2.00
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $51,645 ±$8,474
Median Rent $639 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 73.68% ± 76.6pp
Total Population 478

Population and Household Demographics

Emerson is a city in Mills County, Iowa with a population of 478. There are 173 households in the city with an average household size of 2.76 persons. 10.98% of households in Emerson are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Emerson

The median gross income for households in Emerson is $51,645 a year, or $4,304 a month. The median rent for the city is $639 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Emerson, a household making less than $2,130 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 73.68% of households who rent are overburdened in Emerson.

Area Median Income In Emerson

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 Emerson, the AMI is calculated from all households within Mills County.

In Emerson, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,000

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 Emerson

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 Emerson

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,300 $20,900 $23,500 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,450 $34,800 $39,150 $43,500 $47,000 $50,500 $53,950 $57,450
80% of Median $48,750 $55,700 $62,650 $69,600 $75,200 $80,750 $86,350 $91,900