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Affordable Housing In Mount Auburn
Benton County, Iowa

Housing Authorities that serve Mount Auburn

Housing Authority Programs
Cedar Rapids Housing Services Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Mount Auburn, Iowa

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Mount Auburn, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Mount Auburn, Iowa

Mount Auburn 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 Mount Auburn, Iowa

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Mount Auburn.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Mount Auburn, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Mount Auburn, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $644 and $787.

2021 Mount Auburn, 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
Mount Auburn, Iowa Fair Market Rent $472 $545 $715 $935 $1,072
Mount Auburn, Iowa Payment Standard Range $425 to $519 $491 to $600 $644 to $787 $842 to $1,029 $965 to $1,179

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Mount Auburn, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $45,417 ±$12,393
Median Rent $485 ±$77
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 11.11% ± 176.17pp
Total Population 100

Population and Household Demographics

Mount Auburn is a city in Benton County, Iowa with a population of 100. There are 45 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 20% of households in Mount Auburn are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Mount Auburn

The median gross income for households in Mount Auburn is $45,417 a year, or $3,785 a month. The median rent for the city is $485 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Mount Auburn, a household making less than $1,617 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 11.11% of households who rent are overburdened in Mount Auburn.

Area Median Income In Mount Auburn

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 Mount Auburn, the AMI is calculated from all households within Benton County.

In Mount Auburn, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,100

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 Mount Auburn

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 Mount Auburn

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Mount Auburn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,900 $20,450 $23,000 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Mount Auburn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,800 $34,050 $38,300 $42,550 $46,000 $49,400 $52,800 $56,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Mount Auburn AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,700 $54,500 $61,300 $68,100 $73,550 $79,000 $84,450 $89,900