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Affordable Housing In Maquoketa
Clinton County, Iowa

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Maquoketa

River Village I & II

402 N Arcade St
Maquoketa, Iowa

Maquoketa Park Apartments

1002 German St
Maquoketa, Iowa

East Maquoketa Park Apartments

1016 German St
Maquoketa, Iowa

Hurst Apartments Phase II

227 S Main St
Maquoketa, Iowa

Whitetail Run

800 Myatt Dr
Maquoketa, Iowa

Heartland Apartments

1300 East Platt
Maquoketa, Iowa
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Housing Authorities that serve Maquoketa

Housing Authority Programs
Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Maquoketa, Iowa

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 188 affordable apartments for rent in Maquoketa, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Maquoketa, Iowa

Maquoketa features 166 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 Maquoketa, Iowa

There are 22 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Maquoketa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Maquoketa, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Maquoketa landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Maquoketa.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Maquoketa, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $667 and $815.

2020 Maquoketa, 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 $502 $567 $741 $947 $1,048
Payment Standard Range $452 to $552 $510 to $624 $667 to $815 $852 to $1,042 $943 to $1,153

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Maquoketa, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 188
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 166
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.18%
Average Renter Household Size 1.99
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $39,269 ±$4,541
Median Rent $555 ±$56
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 56.2% ± 12.59pp
Total Population 6,029

Population and Household Demographics

Maquoketa is a city in Clinton County, Iowa with a population of 6,029. There are 2,631 households in the city with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 36.18% of households in Maquoketa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Maquoketa

The median gross income for households in Maquoketa is $39,269 a year, or $3,272 a month. The median rent for the city is $555 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Maquoketa, a household making less than $1,850 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 56.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Maquoketa.

Area Median Income In Maquoketa

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Maquoketa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clinton County.

In Maquoketa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,700

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 Maquoketa

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 Maquoketa

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