Affordable Housing In Jones County
Iowa

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Jones County

Sycamore Gardens

107 E 9th St
Monticello, IA
Subsidized

Strawberry Hill Apartments

1800 Highway 64 E
Anamosa, IA
Subsidized

Anamosa Villa I

104 Wilson Ct
Anamosa, IA

Anamosa Villa IIi

1701 Meadow Ridge Dr
Anamosa, IA
Subsidized

Onslow Area Housing

105 1st St
Onslow, IA

Wapsie Manor

502 Parkway St
Olin, IA
Subsidized

Ken - Mor

105 N Walnut St
Wyoming, IA
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There are 7 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 219 affordable apartments for rent in Jones County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 172 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Jones County, HUD housing programs support 40 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 47 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Jones County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Jones County, Iowa

Jones County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 219
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 172
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.81%
Average Renter Household Size 2.29
Total Population 20,560
Housing Units 8,171
Average Household Size 2.34
Median Household Income $55,060 ±$2,891
Median Rent $599 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.02% ± 7.34pp

Population and Household Demographics

Jones County is a County in Iowa with a population of 20,560. There are 8,171 households in the county with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 21.81% of households in Jones County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Jones County

The median gross income for households in Jones County is $55,060 a year, or $4,588 a month. The median rent for the county is $599 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Jones County, a household making less than $1,997 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Jones County.1

Area Median Income In Jones 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 Jones County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,600

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 Jones 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 Jones County HUD Rental Assistance in Jones County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,500 $17,700 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,800 $29,450 $33,150 $36,800 $39,750 $42,700 $45,650 $48,600
80% of Median $41,250 $47,150 $53,050 $58,900 $63,650 $68,350 $73,050 $77,750

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 Jones County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $25,800 $29,450 $33,150 $36,800 $39,750 $42,700 $45,650 $48,600
60% of Median $30,960 $35,340 $39,780 $44,160 $47,700 $51,240 $54,780 $58,320

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 Jones County is $39,780 a year, or $3,315 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,315 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $995 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% $645 $691 $829 $957 $1,068 $1,178
60% $774 $829 $995 $1,148 $1,281 $1,414
Fair Market Rents in Jones 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
$427 $503 $665 $905 $1,017

Cities In Jones County

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City Listings Served By
Monticello 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Monticello is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Anamosa 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Anamosa is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Oxford Junction 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oxford Junction is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Wyoming 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wyoming is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Onslow 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Onslow is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Olin 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Olin is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Martelle 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Martelle is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Stone City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stone City is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Center Junction 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Center Junction is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Morley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Morley is the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.