Affordable Housing In Hawarden
Sioux County, Iowa

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hawarden

Park View Terrace

1131 Central Ave
Hawarden, Iowa

Town House Apartments

707 Avenue I
Hawarden, Iowa
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Hawarden, Iowa

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 48 affordable apartments for rent in Hawarden, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Hawarden, Iowa

Hawarden 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 Hawarden, Iowa

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hawarden.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hawarden, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hawarden, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $671 and $820.

2022 Hawarden, 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
Hawarden, Iowa Fair Market Rent $539 $584 $745 $1,007 $1,010
Hawarden, Iowa Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $526 to $642 $671 to $820 $906 to $1,108 $909 to $1,111

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hawarden, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 48
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 32
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.39
Median Household Income $47,171 ±$7,053
Median Rent $493 ±$91
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 24.66% ± 9.09pp
Total Population 2,551

Population and Household Demographics

Hawarden is a city in Sioux County, Iowa with a population of 2,551. There are 1,046 households in the city with an average household size of 2.39 persons. 20.94% of households in Hawarden are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hawarden

The median gross income for households in Hawarden is $47,171 a year, or $3,931 a month. The median rent for the city is $493 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hawarden, a household making less than $1,643 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 24.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Hawarden.

Area Median Income In Hawarden

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 Hawarden, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sioux County.

In Hawarden, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,100

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 Hawarden

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 Hawarden

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hawarden AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,300 $19,750 $22,200 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hawarden AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,750 $32,850 $36,950 $41,050 $44,350 $47,650 $50,950 $54,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hawarden AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,000 $52,600 $59,150 $65,700 $71,000 $76,250 $81,500 $86,750