Affordable Housing In Monroe County
Iowa

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monroe County

Benton Place Apartments

520 Benton Ave W
Albia, IA
Subsidized

Parkview Village

1021 5th Ave E
Albia, IA
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Housing Authorities that serve Monroe County

Housing Authority Programs
Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Monroe County

Housing Authority Programs
Albia Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Monroe County, Iowa

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 88 affordable apartments for rent in Monroe County, Iowa. Monroe County features 88 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 0 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monroe County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Monroe County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 88
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 88
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.38%
Average Renter Household Size 2.35
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $46,304 ±$4,395
Median Rent $590 ±$65
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 23.22% ± 10.23pp
Total Population 8,002

Population and Household Demographics

Monroe County is a County in Iowa with a population of 8,002. There are 3,326 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 25.38% of households in Monroe County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Monroe County

The median gross income for households in Monroe County is $46,304 a year, or $3,859 a month. The median rent for the county is $590 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Monroe County, a household making less than $1,967 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 23.22% of households who rent are overburdened in Monroe County.1

Area Median Income In Monroe 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 Monroe County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,900

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 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 Monroe County HUD Rental Assistance in Monroe 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

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Monroe County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
60% of Median $29,160 $33,360 $37,500 $41,640 $45,000 $48,360 $51,660 $55,020

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Monroe County is $37,500 a year, or $3,125 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,125 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $938 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $608 $651 $781 $903 $1,008 $1,111
60% $729 $782 $938 $1,083 $1,209 $1,334
Fair Market Rents in Monroe County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$521 $547 $720 $897 $989

Cities In Monroe County

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City Listings Served By
Albia 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Albia is the Albia Housing Agency.
Lovilia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lovilia is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.
Melrose 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Melrose is the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency.