Affordable Housing In Muscatine
Muscatine County, Iowa

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Muscatine

Muscatine Towers Apartments

106 E 6th St
Muscatine, Iowa
Income Based
1 BR

Harrison Lofts

1716 Bandag Dr
Muscatine, Iowa
1-4 BR

Mwa II Group Home

2417 W Fulliam Ave
Muscatine, Iowa
Disabled Supportive Housing

Hershey Manor

1810 Mulberry Ave
Muscatine, Iowa
Elderly Supportive Housing

Harmony Place

3016 W Fulliam Ave
Muscatine, Iowa
Disabled Supportive Housing

Cedar Hills Apartments

2002 Logan St
Muscatine, Iowa

Cedar Park Apartments

1816 Logan St
Muscatine, Iowa

Welch Apartments

220 Iowa Ave
Muscatine, Iowa

Fulton Place

2815 Cedar St
Muscatine, Iowa

Sycamore Apartments

2416 Park Ave
Muscatine, Iowa

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Muscatine, 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 Muscatine, Iowa

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Muscatine, Iowa

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 721 affordable apartments for rent in Muscatine, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Muscatine, Iowa

Muscatine features 451 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 Muscatine, Iowa

There are 270 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Muscatine.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Muscatine, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Muscatine landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Muscatine.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Muscatine, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $851 and $1,040.

2022 Muscatine, 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
Muscatine, Iowa Fair Market Rent $628 $718 $945 $1,197 $1,412
Muscatine, Iowa Payment Standard Range $565 to $691 $646 to $790 $851 to $1,040 $1,077 to $1,317 $1,271 to $1,553

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Muscatine, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 721
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 451
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $44,601 ±$3,149
Median Rent $762 ±$54
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.25% ± 6.91pp
Total Population 23,888

Population and Household Demographics

Muscatine is a city in Muscatine County, Iowa with a population of 23,888. There are 9,318 households in the city with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 32.36% of households in Muscatine are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Muscatine

The median gross income for households in Muscatine is $44,601 a year, or $3,717 a month. The median rent for the city is $762 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Muscatine, a household making less than $2,540 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.25% of households who rent are overburdened in Muscatine.

Area Median Income In Muscatine

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 Muscatine, the AMI is calculated from all households within Muscatine County.

In Muscatine, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $73,000

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 Muscatine

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 Muscatine

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Muscatine AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,350 $17,550 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Muscatine AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,500 $39,450 $42,350 $45,300 $48,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Muscatine AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,900 $46,750 $52,600 $58,400 $63,100 $67,750 $72,450 $77,100