Affordable Housing In Lucas County
Iowa

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lucas County

Woodlawn Apartments

1115 Woodlawn Ave
Chariton, Iowa
Subsidized

Autumn Park Apartments ~ Chariton

330 N Main St
Chariton, Iowa
Subsidized

Russell Devel Inc

213 W Prairie St
Russell, Iowa
Subsidized

Southgates Apartments

429 S Main St
Chariton, Iowa
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Housing Authorities that serve Lucas County

Housing Authority Programs
Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Lucas County

Housing Authority Programs
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
Total Population 8,731

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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City Listings Served By
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.