Affordable Housing In Monroe
Jasper County, Iowa

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monroe

Monroe Senior Housing, Inc

108 Pleasant View Ln
Monroe, Iowa

Gateway Apartments

505 W Lincoln St
Monroe, Iowa
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Monroe, 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 Monroe, Iowa

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Monroe, Iowa

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 48 affordable apartments for rent in Monroe, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Monroe, Iowa

Monroe features 0 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 Monroe, Iowa

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monroe.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Monroe, Iowa

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

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

2023 Monroe, 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
Monroe, Iowa Fair Market Rent $616 $634 $835 $1,158 $1,238
Monroe, Iowa Payment Standard Range $554 to $678 $571 to $697 $752 to $919 $1,042 to $1,274 $1,114 to $1,362

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Monroe, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 48
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.45%
Average Renter Household Size 2.08
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $55,714 ±$12,104
Median Rent $571 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 25.74% ± 13.75pp
Total Population 1,805

Population and Household Demographics

Monroe is a city in Jasper County, Iowa with a population of 1,805. There are 736 households in the city with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 27.45% of households in Monroe are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Monroe

The median gross income for households in Monroe is $55,714 a year, or $4,643 a month. The median rent for the city is $571 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Monroe, a household making less than $1,903 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 25.74% of households who rent are overburdened in Monroe.

Area Median Income In Monroe

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 Monroe, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jasper County.

In Monroe, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,500

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 Monroe

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 Monroe

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Monroe AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,600 $18,950 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Monroe AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,450 $42,650 $45,800 $48,950 $52,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Monroe AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,200 $50,500 $56,800 $63,100 $68,150 $73,200 $78,250 $83,300