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Affordable Housing In Kalona
Washington County, Iowa

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Kalona

Kalona Valley

706 C Ave
Kalona, Iowa
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Housing Authorities that serve Kalona

Housing Authority Programs
Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Iowa City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Kalona, Iowa

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 86 affordable apartments for rent in Kalona, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Kalona, Iowa

Kalona features 86 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 Kalona, Iowa

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Kalona.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Kalona, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Kalona, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $725 and $886.

2020 Kalona, 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 $564 $611 $805 $1,003 $1,141
Payment Standard Range $508 to $620 $550 to $672 $725 to $886 $903 to $1,103 $1,027 to $1,255

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Kalona, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 86
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 86
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.48%
Average Renter Household Size 1.93
Average Household Size 2.15
Median Household Income $41,204 ±$8,062
Median Rent $545 ±$110
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.4% ± 15.62pp
Total Population 2,447

Population and Household Demographics

Kalona is a city in Washington County, Iowa with a population of 2,447. There are 1,106 households in the city with an average household size of 2.15 persons. 29.48% of households in Kalona are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Kalona

The median gross income for households in Kalona is $41,204 a year, or $3,434 a month. The median rent for the city is $545 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Kalona, a household making less than $1,817 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Kalona.

Area Median Income In Kalona

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Kalona, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washington County.

In Kalona, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,200

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 Kalona

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 Kalona

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,450 $18,800 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,400 $31,300 $35,200 $39,100 $42,250 $45,400 $48,500 $51,650
80% of Median $43,800 $50,050 $56,300 $62,550 $67,600 $72,600 $77,600 $82,600