Affordable Housing In Lucas County
4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lucas County
Housing Authorities that serve Lucas County
|Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Other Housing Authorities located in Lucas County
|Chariton Housing Authority||Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Lucas County, Iowa
There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 170 affordable apartments for rent in Lucas County, Iowa.
Income Based Apartments in Lucas County, Iowa
Lucas County features 170 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 Lucas County, Iowa
There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lucas County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Lucas County, Iowa
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Lucas County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Lucas County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Lucas County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||4|
|Total Low Income Apartments||170|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||170|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||20.74%|
|Average Renter Household Size||1.77|
|Average Household Size||2.34|
|Median Household Income||$43,962 ±$2,108|
|Median Rent||$479 ±$100|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||33.29% ± 12.98pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Lucas County is a County in Iowa with a population of 8,731. There are 3,678 households in the county with an average household size of 2.34 persons. 20.74% of households in Lucas County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Lucas County
The median gross income for households in Lucas County is $43,962 a year, or $3,664 a month. The median rent for the county is $479 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lucas County, a household making less than $1,597 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.29% of households who rent are overburdened in Lucas County.1
Area Median Income In Lucas 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 Lucas County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,800
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 Lucas 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 Lucas County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$14,600||$16,910||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$24,300||$27,800||$31,250||$34,700||$37,500||$40,300||$43,050||$45,850|
|80% of Median||$38,850||$44,400||$49,950||$55,500||$59,950||$64,400||$68,850||$73,300|
Cities In Lucas County
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|Chariton||3||The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Chariton are the Chariton Housing Authority and Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.|
|Russell||1||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Russell is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.|
|Derby||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Derby is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.|
|Williamson||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Williamson is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.|
|Lucas||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lucas is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.|