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Affordable Housing In Knoxville
Marion County, Iowa

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Knoxville

Villas at Fox Pointe

1801 Madelyn Dr
Knoxville, Iowa
2-4 BR
Market Rate

Oakview I

1017 Levin Dr
Knoxville, Iowa


1002 N Harlan St
Knoxville, Iowa

Knoxville Park Apartments

1301 Gebhardt St
Knoxville, Iowa

Windsor Ridge

1210 Eric Dr
Knoxville, Iowa

Madison Heights Apartments

1800 W Madison St
Knoxville, Iowa

Acn Knoxville Partners Lp

Lot A Madison Heights
Knoxville, Iowa
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Housing Authorities that serve Knoxville

Housing Authority Programs
Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Knoxville, Iowa

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 279 affordable apartments for rent in Knoxville, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Knoxville, Iowa

Knoxville features 73 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 Knoxville, Iowa

There are 206 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Knoxville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Knoxville, Iowa

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

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

2021 Knoxville, 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 $531 $627 $805 $1,001 $1,117
Payment Standard Range $478 to $584 $564 to $690 $725 to $886 $901 to $1,101 $1,005 to $1,229

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Knoxville, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 279
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 73
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 34.44%
Average Renter Household Size 1.97
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $41,225 ±$5,343
Median Rent $552 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.14% ± 10.55pp
Total Population 7,245

Population and Household Demographics

Knoxville is a city in Marion County, Iowa with a population of 7,245. There are 3,098 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 34.44% of households in Knoxville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Knoxville

The median gross income for households in Knoxville is $41,225 a year, or $3,435 a month. The median rent for the city is $552 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Knoxville, a household making less than $1,840 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.14% of households who rent are overburdened in Knoxville.

Area Median Income In Knoxville

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 Knoxville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Marion County.

In Knoxville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,400

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 Knoxville

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 Knoxville

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,050 $18,350 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,750 $30,600 $34,400 $38,200 $41,300 $44,350 $47,400 $50,450
80% of Median $42,800 $48,900 $55,000 $61,100 $66,000 $70,900 $75,800 $80,700