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Affordable Housing In Iowa County
Iowa

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Iowa County

Victor Senior Citizens Housing

702 Dunlap St
Victor, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

West Pine Homes

802 W Pine St
Marengo, Iowa
Subsidized

Whispering Pines Apartments

905 North St
Williamsburg, Iowa
Subsidized

Leisure Homes

601 Pacific St
Ladora, Iowa
Subsidized

Woodland Dr Apartments

337 N Woodland Dr
North English, Iowa
Subsidized

N English Park Apartments

320 W Lakeview St
North English, Iowa
Subsidized

Town & Country Hsg.

204 West Street
Williamsburg, Iowa

Kinsey Manor/May Ct

520 W Miller St
Marengo, Iowa

Miller & Prime Time

520 W. Miller
Marengo, Iowa

Miller-Shaull Manor

851 Freemont Street
Millersburg, Iowa

Housing Authorities that serve Iowa County

Housing Authority Programs
Iowa City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Iowa County, Iowa

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 292 affordable apartments for rent in Iowa County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Iowa County, Iowa

Iowa County features 244 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 Iowa County, Iowa

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Iowa County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Iowa County, Iowa

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

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

2020 Iowa 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 $532 $687 $991 $1,206
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $479 to $585 $618 to $756 $892 to $1,090 $1,085 to $1,327

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Iowa County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 292
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 244
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.95%
Average Renter Household Size 2.04
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $59,375 ±$5,982
Median Rent $520 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 27.72% ± 6.14pp
Total Population 16,344

Population and Household Demographics

Iowa County is a county in Iowa with a population of 16,344. There are 6,819 households in the county with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 21.95% of households in Iowa County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Iowa County

The median gross income for households in Iowa County is $59,375 a year, or $4,948 a month. The median rent for the county is $520 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Iowa County, a household making less than $1,733 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 27.72% of households who rent are overburdened in Iowa County.

Area Median Income In Iowa 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 Iowa County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,200

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 Iowa 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 Iowa County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,600 $17,800 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,000 $29,700 $33,400 $37,100 $40,100 $43,050 $46,050 $49,000
80% of Median $41,550 $47,500 $53,450 $59,350 $64,100 $68,850 $73,600 $78,350

Cities In Iowa County

Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.

City Served By
Amana The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Amana is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Conroy The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conroy is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
East Amana The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Amana is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
High Amana The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves High Amana is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Homestead The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Homestead is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Ladora The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ladora is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Marengo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marengo is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Middle Amana The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Middle Amana is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Millersburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Millersburg is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
North English The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North English is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Parnell The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Parnell is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
South Amana The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Amana is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Victor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Victor is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
West Amana The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Amana is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Williamsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Williamsburg is the Iowa City Housing Authority.