Affordable Housing In Keokuk
Lee County, Iowa

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Keokuk

Keokuk Senior Lofts

925 Main St
Keokuk, Iowa
1-2 BR

River Terrace Apartments

128 Bank St
Keokuk, Iowa

Hotel Iowa

401 Main St
Keokuk, Iowa

Mississippi Terrace

111 S 2nd St
Keokuk, Iowa

Keokuk Senior Lp - 715 Clevaland Ave

715 Cleveland Ave
Keokuk, Iowa

Westport Terrace

950 Johnson Street Rd
Keokuk, Iowa

Keokuk Park Apts

868 Johnson Street Rd
Keokuk, Iowa
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Keokuk, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Keokuk, Iowa

Housing Authority Programs
Keokuk Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Keokuk, Iowa

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 439 affordable apartments for rent in Keokuk, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Keokuk, Iowa

Keokuk features 298 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 Keokuk, Iowa

There are 141 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Keokuk.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Keokuk, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Keokuk, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $676 and $826.

2022 Keokuk, 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
Keokuk, Iowa Fair Market Rent $499 $599 $751 $1,020 $1,181
Keokuk, Iowa Payment Standard Range $449 to $549 $539 to $659 $676 to $826 $918 to $1,122 $1,063 to $1,299

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Keokuk, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 439
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 298
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.17%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.40
Median Household Income $33,608 ±$2,688
Median Rent $542 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.02% ± 8.76pp
Total Population 10,705

Population and Household Demographics

Keokuk is a city in Lee County, Iowa with a population of 10,705. There are 4,364 households in the city with an average household size of 2.40 persons. 37.17% of households in Keokuk are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Keokuk

The median gross income for households in Keokuk is $33,608 a year, or $2,801 a month. The median rent for the city is $542 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Keokuk, a household making less than $1,807 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Keokuk.

Area Median Income In Keokuk

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 Keokuk, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lee County.

In Keokuk, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,500

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 Keokuk

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 Keokuk

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Keokuk AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,100 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Keokuk AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Keokuk AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,450 $62,050 $66,650 $71,250 $75,850