Affordable Housing In Fairfield
Jefferson County, Iowa

Affordable Housing programs support 161 income based apartments in Fairfield where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 75 affordable apartments in Fairfield that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Fairfield, Iowa

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Fairfield.

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

Go to the Iowa Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Fairfield.

North Bay Apartments

210 E Pierce Ave
Fairfield, Iowa
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Rent Assisted

Logan Apartments

404 S 4th St
Fairfield, Iowa
Rent Assisted

Calu Apartments

205 W Briggs Ave
Fairfield, Iowa
Rent Assisted
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Jackson Point

802 W Jackson Ave
Fairfield, Iowa
Affordable

Fairfield Park I

904 W Harrison Ave
Fairfield, Iowa
Affordable

Lantern Park Assoc

207 E Buchanan Ave
Fairfield, Iowa
Rent Assisted

Villa Garden Apartments

201 E Buchanan Ave
Fairfield, Iowa
Rent Assisted

Wagon Wheel - 208 S Court St

208 S Court St
Fairfield, Iowa
Affordable
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Affordable Housing Near Fairfield

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Fairfield, Iowa

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Housing Authority Programs
Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Iowa Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Fairfield.

Fairfield, Iowa Affordable Housing Data

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 75 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 $770 and $942.

2023 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
Fairfield, Iowa Fair Market Rent $646 $650 $856 $1,170 $1,299
Fairfield, Iowa Payment Standard Range $581 to $711 $585 to $715 $770 to $942 $1,053 to $1,287 $1,169 to $1,429

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Fairfield, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 236
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.

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 $66,600

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 HUD Rental Assistance in Fairfield

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Fairfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,600 $18,950 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Fairfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,450 $42,650 $45,800 $48,950 $52,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Fairfield AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,200 $50,500 $56,800 $63,100 $68,150 $73,200 $78,250 $83,300