Affordable Housing In Marion County
Iowa

Waiting List Openings In Marion County

Emergency Housing Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

Emergency Housing Voucher

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11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Marion County

Villas at Fox Pointe

1801 Madelyn Dr
Knoxville, Iowa
$550-759
2-4 BR
Market Rate

Oakview I

1017 Levin Dr
Knoxville, Iowa
Subsidized

Fair Haven West

604 E 2nd St
Pella, Iowa
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Unselected

1002 N Harlan St
Knoxville, Iowa

Meadow Wood Apartments

406 E 15th St
Pella, Iowa

Knoxville Park Apartments

1301 Gebhardt St
Knoxville, Iowa

Shady Creek Apartments

210 E Jefferson St
Pella, Iowa

Windsor Ridge

1210 Eric Dr
Knoxville, Iowa

Madison Heights Apartments

1800 W Madison St
Knoxville, Iowa

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Marion County, Iowa

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Marion County, Iowa

Housing Authority Programs
Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Marion County, Iowa

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 416 affordable apartments for rent in Marion County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Marion County, Iowa

Marion County features 102 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 Marion County, Iowa

There are 314 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Marion County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Marion County, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Marion County landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Marion County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Marion County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $752 and $919.

2022 Marion 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
Marion County, Iowa Fair Market Rent $555 $647 $835 $1,032 $1,161
Marion County, Iowa Payment Standard Range $500 to $611 $582 to $712 $752 to $919 $929 to $1,135 $1,045 to $1,277

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Marion County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 416
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 102
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.95%
Average Renter Household Size 1.91
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $54,693 ±$2,857
Median Rent $647 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.4% ± 5.21pp
Total Population 33,248

Population and Household Demographics

Marion County is a county in Iowa with a population of 33,248. There are 12,978 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 25.95% of households in Marion County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Marion County

The median gross income for households in Marion County is $54,693 a year, or $4,558 a month. The median rent for the county is $647 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Marion County, a household making less than $2,157 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Marion County.

Area Median Income In Marion 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 Marion County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,100

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 Marion 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 Marion County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Marion County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,000 $18,300 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Marion County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,650 $30,450 $34,250 $38,050 $41,100 $44,150 $47,200 $50,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Marion County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,650 $48,750 $54,850 $60,900 $65,800 $70,650 $75,550 $80,400

Cities In Marion County

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City Served By
Bussey The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bussey is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Hamilton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hamilton is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Harvey The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Harvey is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Knoxville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Knoxville are the Low Rent Housing Agency of Knoxville and Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Marysville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Marysville is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Melcher The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Melcher is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Melcher Dallas The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Melcher Dallas is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Melcher-Dallas The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Melcher-Dallas is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Pella The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pella is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Pleasantville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Pleasantville is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Swan The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Swan is the Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority.