Affordable Housing In Emmet County
Iowa

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Emmet County

Country View Apartments

203 S 28th St
Estherville, IA
Subsidized

Abc Realty Company

700 Columbian Blvd
Armstrong, IA
Subsidized

Iowa

202 S 13th St
Estherville, IA
HCV Welcome

Estherville Housing

220 N 20th St
Estherville, IA
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Emmet County, Iowa

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 103 affordable apartments for rent in Emmet County, Iowa. Emmet County features 68 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 35 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Emmet County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Emmet County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 103
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 68
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $47,795 ±$3,758
Median Rent $608 ±$46
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.11% ± 10.06pp
Total Population 9,917

Population and Household Demographics

Emmet County is a County in Iowa with a population of 9,917. There are 4,145 households in the county with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 23.06% of households in Emmet County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Emmet County

The median gross income for households in Emmet County is $47,795 a year, or $3,983 a month. The median rent for the county is $608 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Emmet County, a household making less than $2,027 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Emmet County.1

Area Median Income In Emmet 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 Emmet County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,800

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 Emmet 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 Emmet County HUD Rental Assistance in Emmet 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 Emmet County

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

From 1998 to 1998, 1 low income apartment communities containing 16 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Emmet 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 Emmet 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 Emmet 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 Emmet 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
$497 $522 $687 $946 $949

Cities In Emmet County

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City Listings Served By
Estherville 3
Armstrong 1
Gruver 0
Ringsted 0
Wallingford 0
Dolliver 0