Affordable Housing In Lawton
Woodbury County, Iowa

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lawton, Iowa

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Lawton, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Lawton, Iowa

Lawton features 0 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 Lawton, Iowa

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lawton, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lawton, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $783 and $957.

2022 Lawton, 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
Lawton, Iowa Fair Market Rent $578 $661 $870 $1,075 $1,180
Lawton, Iowa Payment Standard Range $520 to $636 $595 to $727 $783 to $957 $968 to $1,183 $1,062 to $1,298

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Lawton, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 15.84%
Average Renter Household Size 1.45
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $65,556 ±$8,563
Median Rent $625 ±$188
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.98% ± 33.3pp
Total Population 851

Population and Household Demographics

Lawton is a city in Woodbury County, Iowa with a population of 851. There are 322 households in the city with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 15.84% of households in Lawton are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lawton

The median gross income for households in Lawton is $65,556 a year, or $5,463 a month. The median rent for the city is $625 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lawton, a household making less than $2,083 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Lawton.

Area Median Income In Lawton

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 Lawton, the AMI is calculated from all households within Woodbury County.

In Lawton, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,300

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 Lawton

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 Lawton

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Lawton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,400 $17,600 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Lawton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,700 $29,350 $33,000 $36,650 $39,600 $42,550 $45,450 $48,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Lawton AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$41,100 $46,950 $52,800 $58,650 $63,350 $68,050 $72,750 $77,450