Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Jefferson County, IA

Discover affordable housing in Jefferson County where there are 14+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Lantern Park Assoc

207 E Buchanan Ave, Fairfield, Iowa 52556

Villa Garden Apartments

201 E Buchanan Ave, Fairfield, Iowa 52556

Batavia Park Apartments

705-707 Church St, Batavia, Iowa 52533

bed 1

Calu Apartments

205 W Briggs Ave, Fairfield, Iowa 52556

Logan Apartments

404 S 4th St, Fairfield, Iowa 52556

2065 Libertyville Rd Unit W4

2065 Libertyville Rd Unit W4, Fairfield, Iowa 52556

bed 2
payment $875/mo.

202 W Madison Ave

202 W Madison Ave, Fairfield, Iowa 52556

bed 3
payment $1175/mo.

Wagon Wheel - 208 S Court St

208 S Court St, Fairfield, Iowa 52556

Louden Lofts

607 Broadway Ave., Fairfield, Iowa 52556

bed Studio-3

North Bay Apartments

210 E Pierce Ave, Fairfield, Iowa 52556

bed 2-3

Fairfield Park II Apartments

606 W. Monroe Ave., Fairfield, Iowa 52556

bed 1-2

Jackson Point

802 W Jackson Ave, Fairfield, Iowa 52556

Fairfield Park I

904 W Harrison Ave, Fairfield, Iowa 52556

Broadway Towers Liv

305 W Broadway St, Libertyville, Iowa

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Jefferson County, Iowa

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
Open Until Further Notice

Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Vanea Gardner

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Jefferson County, Iowa
$11.23 (+155%) more than Iowa minimum wage and $11.23 (+155%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Jefferson 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Jefferson County, Iowa.

Go to the Iowa Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Jefferson County.

How many renters live in Jefferson County, Iowa?

The County of Jefferson County has 15,785 people living in 6,826 households.

There are 4,450 renters living in 2,360 renter households in this County. Renters make up 28.19 percent of the population living in Jefferson County.

What is the rental market like in Jefferson County, Iowa?

There are an estimated 7,685 housing units in the Jefferson County area. Of these, 2,427 units are rental homes, making up 32 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Jefferson County, Iowa, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Jefferson County?

The rental vacancy rate in Jefferson County is 0 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Jefferson County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Jefferson County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
137 463 1,230 435 49
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Jefferson County

A large number of apartments in Jefferson County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Jefferson County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 44 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 20 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Jefferson County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $738 to $1,300. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $738
One BR $743
Two BR $976
Three BR $1,180
Four BR $1,300
2024 Fair Market Rents in Jefferson County, Iowa

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Jefferson County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 122 89 percent
One BR 339 73 percent
Two BR 612 50 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Jefferson County, Iowa

How many affordable rental units are in Jefferson County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Jefferson County, Iowa including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 202
Public Housing 10
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 114
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 104
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Jefferson County, Iowa

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Jefferson County, Iowa

Jefferson County features 223 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 Jefferson County, Iowa

There are 95 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Jefferson County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Jefferson County, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Jefferson County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $878 and $1,074.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.