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Affordable Housing In Linn County
Iowa

68 Low Income Apartment Communities In Linn County

Valley View Apartments

427 Ashton Pl NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Income Based
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Country Hill

635 Ashton Place N.E.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Cedar Crest Apartments

1100 O Avenue, NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
$495-925
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Crestwood Ridge Apartments

1200 Edgewood Rd NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Income Based
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Market Rate

Center Pointe

1427 Center Point Road
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Income Based
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Chapel Ridge - Marion

1 Chapel Ridge Circle
Marion, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Market Rate

Edgewood

3404 Queen Drive S.W.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Income Based
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Accessible
62+

Westover Manor Apartments

205 40th St. Dr. S.E.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Kingston Village

600 2nd St SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Market Rate

The Roosevelt Apartments

200 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers

Housing Authorities that serve Linn County

Housing Authority Programs
Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Linn County, Iowa

There are 68 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,991 affordable apartments for rent in Linn County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Linn County, Iowa

Linn County features 1,406 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 Linn County, Iowa

There are 2,355 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Linn County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Linn County, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Linn County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Linn County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Linn County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $699 and $855.

2020 Linn County, 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 $506 $590 $777 $1,104 $1,221
Payment Standard Range $455 to $557 $531 to $649 $699 to $855 $994 to $1,214 $1,099 to $1,343

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Linn County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 68
Total Low Income Apartments 3,991
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,406
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.39%
Average Renter Household Size 2.09
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Household Income $59,322 ±$1,387
Median Rent $695 ±$13
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.53% ± 2.96pp
Total Population 216,640

Population and Household Demographics

Linn County is a county in Iowa with a population of 216,640. There are 87,318 households in the county with an average household size of 2.42 persons. 26.39% of households in Linn County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Linn County

The median gross income for households in Linn County is $59,322 a year, or $4,944 a month. The median rent for the county is $695 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Linn County, a household making less than $2,317 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.53% of households who rent are overburdened in Linn County.

Area Median Income In Linn County

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.

In Linn County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,200

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 Linn County

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 Linn County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,900 $20,450 $23,000 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $29,850 $34,100 $38,350 $42,600 $46,050 $49,450 $52,850 $56,250
80% of Median $47,750 $54,550 $61,350 $68,150 $73,650 $79,100 $84,550 $90,000

Cities In Linn County

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City Served By
Alburnett The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alburnett is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Bertram The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bertram is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Cedar Rapids The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cedar Rapids is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Center Point The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Center Point is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Central City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Central City is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Coggon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coggon is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Ely The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ely is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Fairfax The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairfax is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Hiawatha The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hiawatha is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Lisbon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lisbon is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Marion The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marion is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Mount Vernon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Vernon is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Palo The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palo is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Prairieburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prairieburg is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Robins The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Robins is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Springville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springville is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Walker The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walker is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.