Affordable Housing In Emmet County
4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Emmet County
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.
Income Based Apartments in Emmet County, Iowa
Emmet County features 68 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 Emmet County, Iowa
There are 35 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Emmet County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Emmet County, Iowa
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Emmet County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Emmet County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Emmet County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $618 and $756.
2020 Emmet 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|
|Fair Market Rent||$497||$522||$687||$946||$949|
|Payment Standard Range||$447 to $547||$470 to $574||$618 to $756||$851 to $1,041||$854 to $1,044|
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|
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|