Affordable Housing In Greene County
Iowa

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Greene County

Walton Woods Apartments

1000 W Adams St
Jefferson, IA
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Westview Village Apartments

1250 Westwood Dr
Jefferson, IA
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Housing Authorities that serve Greene County

Housing Authority Programs
Region XII Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Greene County, Iowa

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 59 affordable apartments for rent in Greene County, Iowa. Greene County features 48 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 11 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Greene County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Greene County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 59
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 48
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.06%
Average Renter Household Size 2.07
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $46,898 ±$2,939
Median Rent $588 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.67% ± 8.96pp
Total Population 9,174

Population and Household Demographics

Greene County is a County in Iowa with a population of 9,174. There are 3,927 households in the county with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 24.06% of households in Greene County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Greene County

The median gross income for households in Greene County is $46,898 a year, or $3,908 a month. The median rent for the county is $588 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Greene County, a household making less than $1,960 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.67% of households who rent are overburdened in Greene County.1

Area Median Income In Greene 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 Greene County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,600

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 Greene 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 Greene County HUD Rental Assistance in Greene 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 Greene County

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

From 1993 to 1993, 1 low income apartment communities containing 11 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Greene 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 Greene 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 Greene 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 Greene 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 $913 $982

Cities In Greene County

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City Listings Served By
Jefferson 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jefferson is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Churdan 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Churdan is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Dana 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dana is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Paton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Paton is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Scranton 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Scranton is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Grand Junction 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grand Junction is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Rippey 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rippey is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.