Affordable Housing In Fairfield
Jefferson County, Iowa

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fairfield

Logan Apartments

404 S 4th St
Fairfield, IA
Subsidized

North Bay Apartments

210 E Pierce Ave
Fairfield, IA
Subsidized

Calu Apartments

205 W Briggs Ave
Fairfield, IA
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Jackson Point

802 W Jackson Ave
Fairfield, IA
Accepts Vouchers

Lantern Park Assoc

207 E Buchanan Ave
Fairfield, IA
Subsidized

Villa Garden Apartments

201 E Buchanan Ave
Fairfield, IA
Subsidized

Wagon Wheel - 208 S Court St

208 S Court St
Fairfield, IA
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Fairfield

Housing Authority Programs
Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fairfield, Iowa

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 212 affordable apartments for rent in Fairfield, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Fairfield, Iowa

Fairfield features 161 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 Fairfield, Iowa

There are 51 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Fairfield.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fairfield, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fairfield, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $669 and $817.

2020 Fairfield, 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 $484 $564 $743 $926 $1,278
Payment Standard Range $436 to $532 $508 to $620 $669 to $817 $833 to $1,019 $1,150 to $1,406

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fairfield, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 212
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 161
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.21%
Average Renter Household Size 1.96
Average Household Size 2.12
Median Household Income $37,162 ±$4,724
Median Rent $646 ±$72
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.55% ± 9.54pp
Total Population 9,739

Population and Household Demographics

Fairfield is a City in Jefferson County, Iowa with a population of 9,739. There are 3,961 households in the city with an average household size of 2.12 persons. 42.21% of households in Fairfield are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fairfield

The median gross income for households in Fairfield is $37,162 a year, or $3,097 a month. The median rent for the city is $646 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fairfield, a household making less than $2,153 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Fairfield.1

Area Median Income In Fairfield

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 Fairfield, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jefferson County.

In Fairfield, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,800

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 Fairfield

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 Fairfield HUD Rental Assistance in Fairfield

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