Affordable Housing In Johnson County
Iowa

36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Johnson County

Diamond Senior Apartments Of Iowa City

1030 William St
Iowa City, IA
$421
1 BR
55+
HCV Welcome
Market Rate

Coral Ridge Apartments

915 20th Ave
Coralville, IA
$533
2 BR
55+
HCV Welcome
Market Rate

Penn Oaks

10 Penn Oaks Dr
North Liberty, IA
Call For Rent
3 BR
HCV Welcome

North Liberty Park Apartments

245 Sugar Creek Ln
North Liberty, IA
HCV Welcome

Autumn Park Apartments ~ Iowa City

913 Willow St
Iowa City, IA
Subsidized

Birch House

745 Pepper Dr
Iowa City, IA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Systems Unlimited Group Homes

939 Pepper Dr
Iowa City, IA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Systems Sandusky Group Home

645 Sandusky Dr
Iowa City, IA
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Pheasant Ridge Apartments

2626 Bartelt Rd
Iowa City, IA
Subsidized

Coralville Senior Residences

1799 5th St
Coralville, IA
Subsidized

There are 36 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 1,475 affordable apartments for rent in Johnson County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 727 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Johnson County, HUD housing programs support 450 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 748 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Johnson County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Johnson County

Housing Authority Programs
Lone Tree Housing Commission Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Johnson County, Iowa

Johnson County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 36
Total Low Income Apartments 1,475
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 727
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 40.51%
Average Renter Household Size 2.21
Total Population 139,436
Housing Units 55,426
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $55,700 ±$2,099
Median Rent $870 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 52.39% ± 2.77pp

Population and Household Demographics

Johnson County is a County in Iowa with a population of 139,436. There are 55,426 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 40.51% of households in Johnson County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Johnson County

The median gross income for households in Johnson County is $55,700 a year, or $4,642 a month. The median rent for the county is $870 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Johnson County, a household making less than $2,900 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 52.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Johnson County.1

Area Median Income In Johnson 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 Johnson County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,000

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 Johnson 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 Johnson County HUD Rental Assistance in Johnson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $20,100 $23,000 $25,850 $28,700 $31,000 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $33,500 $38,300 $43,100 $47,850 $51,700 $55,550 $59,350 $63,200
80% of Median $52,850 $60,400 $67,950 $75,500 $81,550 $87,600 $93,650 $99,700
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Johnson County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1992 to 2010, 18 low income apartment communities containing 673 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Johnson County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Johnson County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $33,500 $38,300 $43,100 $47,850 $51,700 $55,550 $59,350 $63,200
60% of Median $40,200 $45,960 $51,720 $57,420 $62,040 $66,660 $71,220 $75,840

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Johnson County is $51,720 a year, or $4,310 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $4,310 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,293 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $838 $898 $1,078 $1,244 $1,389 $1,532
60% $1,005 $1,077 $1,293 $1,493 $1,667 $1,838
Fair Market Rents in Johnson County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$612 $684 $902 $1,304 $1,584

Cities In Johnson County

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City Listings Served By
Iowa City 24 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Iowa City is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
North Liberty 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves North Liberty is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Oxford 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oxford is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Coralville 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coralville is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Frytown 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Frytown is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Hills 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hills is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Lone Tree 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lone Tree is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Shueyville 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shueyville is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Solon 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Solon is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Swisher 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Swisher is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
Tiffin 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Tiffin is the Iowa City Housing Authority.
University Heights 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves University Heights is the Iowa City Housing Authority.