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Affordable Housing In Hamburg
Fremont County, Iowa

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hamburg

Park Washington Plaza

1401A Washington St
Hamburg, Iowa
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Housing Authorities that serve Hamburg

Housing Authority Programs
Low Rent Housing Agency of Hamburg Public Housing
Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hamburg, Iowa

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 24 affordable apartments for rent in Hamburg, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Hamburg, Iowa

Hamburg features 24 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 Hamburg, Iowa

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hamburg.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hamburg, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hamburg, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $618 and $756.

2020 Hamburg, 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 $871 $952
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $470 to $574 $618 to $756 $784 to $958 $857 to $1,047

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hamburg, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.09%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $34,931 ±$13,910
Median Rent $563 ±$86
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.59% ± 10.77pp
Total Population 1,111

Population and Household Demographics

Hamburg is a city in Fremont County, Iowa with a population of 1,111. There are 471 households in the city with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 36.09% of households in Hamburg are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hamburg

The median gross income for households in Hamburg is $34,931 a year, or $2,911 a month. The median rent for the city is $563 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hamburg, a household making less than $1,877 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Hamburg.

Area Median Income In Hamburg

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 Hamburg, the AMI is calculated from all households within Fremont County.

In Hamburg, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,100

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 Hamburg

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 Hamburg

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,250 $17,400 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,400 $29,000 $32,650 $36,250 $39,150 $42,050 $44,950 $47,850
80% of Median $40,600 $46,400 $52,200 $58,000 $62,650 $67,300 $71,950 $76,600