Affordable Housing In Linn County
Iowa

66 Low Income Apartment Communities In Linn County

Hawthorne Hills Apartments

2263 C St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
Subsidized

Five Seasons Senior Housing

1225 42nd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Hilltop Manor

439 Lindale Dr
Marion, IA
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Blairs Ferry Housing

3217 Agin Ct NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Midway Apartments

65 Harbet Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

The Gables

2701 12th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
Accepts Vouchers

Springhouse Apartments

200 John St
Springville, IA
Subsidized

Friends Inc

106 Ely St
Walker, IA
Subsidized

The Way Home

5480 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
Accepts Vouchers

Mahp - Housing New Construction - Gables

2701 Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
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 66 low income housing apartment communities offering 3,943 affordable apartments for rent in Linn County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Linn County, Iowa

Linn County features 1,358 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 66
Total Low Income Apartments 3,943
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,358
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.1

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 $89,300

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 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 Linn County 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 $18,800 $21,450 $24,150 $26,800 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $31,300 $35,750 $40,200 $44,650 $48,250 $51,800 $55,400 $58,950
80% of Median $50,050 $57,200 $64,350 $71,450 $77,200 $82,900 $88,600 $94,350

Cities In Linn County

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City Listings Served By
Cedar Rapids 44 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cedar Rapids is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Palo 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Palo is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Marion 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marion is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Mount Vernon 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Mount Vernon is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Lisbon 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lisbon is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Springville 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Springville is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Hiawatha 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hiawatha is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Central City 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Central City is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Walker 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walker is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Fairfax 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fairfax is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Center Point 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Center Point is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Ely 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ely is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Alburnett 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Alburnett is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Coggon 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Coggon is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Prairieburg 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Prairieburg is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Bertram 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bertram is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.
Robins 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Robins is the Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division.