Affordable Housing In Johnson County
36 Low Income Apartment Communities In Johnson County
Housing Authorities that serve Johnson County
|Iowa City Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency|
Other Housing Authorities located in Johnson County
|Lone Tree Housing Commission||Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Johnson County, Iowa
There are 36 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,475 affordable apartments for rent in Johnson County, Iowa. Johnson County features 727 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 748 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Johnson County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Johnson County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||36|
|Total Low Income Apartments||1,475|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||727|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||40.51%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.21|
|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|
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.
2020 Fair Market Rents
|Studio||One BR||Two BR||Three BR||Four BR|
Cities In Johnson County
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|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.|