Affordable Housing In Mahaska County
15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Mahaska County
Housing Authorities that serve Mahaska County
|Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Other Housing Authorities located in Mahaska County
|Oskaloosa Municipal Housing Agency||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Mahaska County, Iowa
There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 580 affordable apartments for rent in Mahaska County, Iowa.
Income Based Apartments in Mahaska County, Iowa
Mahaska County features 284 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||15|
|Total Low Income Apartments||580|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||284|
|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|
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.1
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 $60,500
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 Mahaska County 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||$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 Mahaska County
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|Oskaloosa||12||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oskaloosa is the Oskaloosa Municipal Housing Agency.|
|New Sharon||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Sharon is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.|
|Barnes City||1||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Barnes City is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.|
|Leighton||1||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Leighton is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.|
|Eddyville||1||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Eddyville is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.|
|Beacon||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beacon is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.|
|Fremont||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fremont is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.|
|Rose Hill||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rose Hill is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.|
|University Park||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves University Park is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.|
|Keomah Village||0||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Keomah Village is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.|