Grimes, Iowa Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing programs support 32 income based apartments in Grimes where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 252 affordable apartments in Grimes that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Grimes, Iowa

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

  • is currently open for new Section 8 applications.

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

Meadowlark Place Apartments

1120 SE 11th St
Grimes, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Urban Crossing Apartments

875 Southeast Gateway Drive
Grimes, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Market Rate

Grimes Park Apartments

240 South James Street
Grimes, Iowa
Income Based
1-2 BR
Rent Assisted

Grimes Park II

155 SW Maplewood Dr
Grimes, Iowa

Oak Crossing

471 Woodbine Dr
Grimes, Iowa

Thomas Square at Grimes

101 Dovetail Rd
Grimes, Iowa
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Affordable Housing Near Grimes

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Public Housing Agencies Serving Grimes, 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
Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Iowa Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Grimes.

Grimes, Iowa Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Grimes, Iowa

Grimes features 32 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 Grimes, Iowa

There are 252 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Grimes.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Grimes, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Grimes landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Grimes.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Grimes, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $967 and $1,181.

2023 Grimes, 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
Grimes, Iowa Fair Market Rent $791 $889 $1,074 $1,473 $1,499
Grimes, Iowa Payment Standard Range $712 to $870 $800 to $978 $967 to $1,181 $1,326 to $1,620 $1,349 to $1,649

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Grimes, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 284
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 32
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.26%
Average Renter Household Size 1.45
Average Household Size 2.69
Median Household Income $77,652 ±$15,943
Median Rent $1,015 ±$256
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.47% ± 24.75pp
Total Population 9,509

Population and Household Demographics

Grimes is a city in Dallas County, Iowa with a population of 9,509. There are 3,525 households in the city with an average household size of 2.69 persons. 19.26% of households in Grimes are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Grimes

The median gross income for households in Grimes is $77,652 a year, or $6,471 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,015 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Grimes, a household making less than $3,383 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Grimes.

Area Median Income In Grimes

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 Grimes, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dallas County.

In Grimes, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $98,500

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 Grimes

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 Grimes

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Grimes AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,700 $23,650 $26,600 $29,550 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Grimes AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$34,500 $39,400 $44,350 $49,250 $53,200 $57,150 $61,100 $65,050
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Grimes AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$55,200 $63,050 $70,950 $78,800 $85,150 $91,450 $97,750 $104,050