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Affordable Housing In Humboldt County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Humboldt County

Humboldt Workshop Se Project

801 11th Avenue N
Humboldt, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers

Humboldt I, Lp

1708 Wildcat Rd
Humboldt, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers

Gilmore City Housing

104 SE 4th St
Gilmore City, Iowa

Ivy Apartments

210 9th St N
Humboldt, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers

Humboldt Homes Ltd

1107 19th St. N
Humboldt, Iowa
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Humboldt County, Iowa

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 196 affordable apartments for rent in Humboldt County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Humboldt County, Iowa

Humboldt County features 100 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 Humboldt County, Iowa

There are 96 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Humboldt County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Humboldt County, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Humboldt County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Humboldt County.

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

2020 Humboldt County, 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 $952 $1,009
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $470 to $574 $618 to $756 $857 to $1,047 $908 to $1,110

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Humboldt County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 196
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 100
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.76%
Average Renter Household Size 2.02
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $47,252 ±$3,356
Median Rent $576 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.07% ± 7.45pp
Total Population 9,674

Population and Household Demographics

Humboldt County is a county in Iowa with a population of 9,674. There are 4,190 households in the county with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 27.76% of households in Humboldt County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Humboldt County

The median gross income for households in Humboldt County is $47,252 a year, or $3,938 a month. The median rent for the county is $576 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Humboldt County, a household making less than $1,920 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Humboldt County.

Area Median Income In Humboldt 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 Humboldt County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,900

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 Humboldt 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Humboldt County

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

Cities In Humboldt County

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