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Affordable Housing In Mahaska County
Iowa

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mahaska County

The Reserves at Ironwood

1302/1320 Highway West
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Market Rate

Santa Clara Apartments

1215 Santa Clara St
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Subsidized

Norwich Apartments

319 N D St
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Subsidized

Inglenook Apartments

309 N D St
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Subsidized

Pleasant Home Inc

325 Pine St
Barnes City, Iowa
Subsidized

Oskaloosa I Lp

508 S M St
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Pleasant Valley Manor

301 N 2nd St
Eddyville, Iowa

Leighton Leisure Living Inc

319 Jackson St
Leighton, Iowa

Oskaloosa Retiremnt Home Inc

1102 S 11th St
Oskaloosa, Iowa
Subsidized

Oskaloosa Iha Senior I

109 18th Ave E
Oskaloosa, Iowa

Housing Authorities that serve Mahaska County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mahaska County, Iowa

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 627 affordable apartments for rent in Mahaska County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Mahaska County, Iowa

Mahaska County features 331 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 Mahaska County, Iowa

There are 296 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mahaska County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mahaska County, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Mahaska County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Mahaska County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mahaska County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $632 and $772.

2020 Mahaska 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 $508 $533 $702 $880 $964
Payment Standard Range $457 to $559 $480 to $586 $632 to $772 $792 to $968 $868 to $1,060

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Mahaska County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 627
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 331
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.02
Average Household Size 2.41
Median Household Income $48,726 ±$3,067
Median Rent $593 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.33% ± 4.93pp
Total Population 22,396

Population and Household Demographics

Mahaska County is a county in Iowa with a population of 22,396. There are 9,023 households in the county with an average household size of 2.41 persons. 29.74% of households in Mahaska County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mahaska County

The median gross income for households in Mahaska County is $48,726 a year, or $4,061 a month. The median rent for the county is $593 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mahaska County, a household making less than $1,977 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.33% of households who rent are overburdened in Mahaska County.

Area Median Income In Mahaska 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 Mahaska County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $65,100

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 Mahaska 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 Mahaska County

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

Cities In Mahaska County

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City Served By
Barnes City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barnes City is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.
Beacon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beacon is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.
Eddyville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eddyville is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.
Fremont The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fremont is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.
Keomah Village The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Keomah Village is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.
Leighton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leighton is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.
New Sharon The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Sharon is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.
Oskaloosa The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Oskaloosa are the Oskaloosa Municipal Housing Agency and Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.
Rose Hill The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rose Hill is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.
University Park The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves University Park is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.