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Affordable Housing In Lime Springs
Howard County, Iowa

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lime Springs

Hilltop Apartments

454 N Miller St
Lime Springs, Iowa
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Lime Springs, Iowa

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 15 affordable apartments for rent in Lime Springs, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Lime Springs, Iowa

Lime Springs features 15 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 Lime Springs, Iowa

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lime Springs, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lime Springs, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $618 and $756.

2020 Lime Springs, 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 $497 $604 $687 $973 $1,012
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $544 to $664 $618 to $756 $876 to $1,070 $911 to $1,113

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lime Springs, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 15
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 15
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 9.14%
Average Renter Household Size 1.29
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $48,056 ±$8,266
Median Rent $380 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.41% ± 58.09pp
Total Population 429

Population and Household Demographics

Lime Springs is a city in Howard County, Iowa with a population of 429. There are 186 households in the city with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 9.14% of households in Lime Springs are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lime Springs

The median gross income for households in Lime Springs is $48,056 a year, or $4,005 a month. The median rent for the city is $380 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lime Springs, a household making less than $1,267 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Lime Springs.

Area Median Income In Lime Springs

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 Lime Springs, the AMI is calculated from all households within Howard County.

In Lime Springs, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $66,200

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 Lime Springs

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 Lime Springs

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,250 $17,400 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,400 $29,000 $32,650 $36,250 $39,150 $42,050 $44,950 $47,850
80% of Median $40,600 $46,400 $52,200 $58,000 $62,650 $67,300 $71,950 $76,600