Affordable Housing In Marion County
Iowa

Affordable Housing programs support 102 income based apartments in Marion County where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 314 affordable apartments in Marion County that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Marion County, Iowa

There is one Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list open in Marion County.

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Go to the Iowa Section 8 Waiting Lists page for more openings near Marion County.

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Affordable Housing In Marion County

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Affordable Housing In Knoxville, IA Affordable Housing programs support 7 apartment communities in Knoxville.
Affordable Housing In Pella, IA Affordable Housing programs support 4 apartment communities in Pella.

Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Iowa Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Marion County.

Marion County, Iowa Affordable Housing Data

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 $769 and $939.

2023 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 $571 $665 $854 $1,039 $1,147
Marion County, Iowa Payment Standard Range $514 to $628 $599 to $732 $769 to $939 $935 to $1,143 $1,032 to $1,262

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 $84,100

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.
$17,700 $20,200 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
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.
$29,450 $33,650 $37,850 $42,050 $45,450 $48,800 $52,150 $55,550
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.
$47,150 $53,850 $60,600 $67,300 $72,700 $78,100 $83,500 $88,850