Affordable Housing In Ida County
Iowa

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ida County

Somerset Apartments

400 Minnesota St
Holstein, Iowa
Subsidized

Ida Grove Apartments, Lp

403 Sunset St
Ida Grove, Iowa

Maple River Apartments

1104 5th St
Ida Grove, Iowa

Sunset Street Apartments

502 Sunset St
Ida Grove, Iowa

Holstein Park Apartments

404 Mueller St
Holstein, Iowa

Holstein Homes Inc

123 S Lena
Holstein, Iowa
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Ida County, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Ida County, Iowa

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ida County, Iowa

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 128 affordable apartments for rent in Ida County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Ida County, Iowa

Ida County features 40 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 Ida County, Iowa

There are 88 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ida County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ida County, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Ida County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Ida County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ida County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $665 and $813.

2022 Ida 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
Ida County, Iowa Fair Market Rent $534 $562 $739 $914 $1,035
Ida County, Iowa Payment Standard Range $481 to $587 $506 to $618 $665 to $813 $823 to $1,005 $932 to $1,139

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Ida County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 128
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.8%
Average Renter Household Size 1.97
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $46,993 ±$2,561
Median Rent $414 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 22.89% ± 7.24pp
Total Population 7,071

Population and Household Demographics

Ida County is a county in Iowa with a population of 7,071. There are 3,101 households in the county with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 24.8% of households in Ida County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ida County

The median gross income for households in Ida County is $46,993 a year, or $3,916 a month. The median rent for the county is $414 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ida County, a household making less than $1,380 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 22.89% of households who rent are overburdened in Ida County.

Area Median Income In Ida 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 Ida County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,200

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 Ida 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 Ida County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ida County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,150 $18,450 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ida County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,900 $30,750 $34,600 $38,400 $41,500 $44,550 $47,650 $50,700
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ida County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$43,050 $49,200 $55,350 $61,450 $66,400 $71,300 $76,200 $81,150

Cities In Ida County

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City Served By
Arthur The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arthur is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Battle Creek The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Battle Creek is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Galva The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Galva is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Holstein The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holstein is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Ida Grove The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ida Grove is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.