Affordable Housing In Muscatine County
19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Muscatine County
Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Muscatine 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.
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 County, Iowa
|Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Muscatine County, Iowa
There are 19 low income housing apartment communities offering 857 affordable apartments for rent in Muscatine County, Iowa.
Income Based Apartments in Muscatine County, Iowa
Muscatine County features 483 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 County, Iowa
There are 374 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Muscatine County.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Muscatine County, Iowa
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Muscatine County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Muscatine County.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Muscatine County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $851 and $1,040.
2022 Muscatine 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|
|Muscatine County, Iowa Fair Market Rent||$628||$718||$945||$1,197||$1,412|
|Muscatine County, 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 AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Muscatine County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||19|
|Total Low Income Apartments||857|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||483|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||26.06%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.33|
|Average Household Size||2.59|
|Median Household Income||$53,676 ±$1,919|
|Median Rent||$732 ±$23|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||38.62% ± 5.09pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Muscatine County is a county in Iowa with a population of 42,913. There are 16,345 households in the county with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 26.06% of households in Muscatine County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Muscatine County
The median gross income for households in Muscatine County is $53,676 a year, or $4,473 a month. The median rent for the county is $732 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Muscatine County, a household making less than $2,440 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.62% of households who rent are overburdened in Muscatine County.
Area Median Income In Muscatine 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 Muscatine County, 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 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 Muscatine County
|1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Muscatine County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
|50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Muscatine County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
|80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Muscatine County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
Cities In Muscatine County
Select A City to View its Apartment Communities and Waiting Lists.
|Atalissa||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Atalissa is the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency.|
|Blue Grass||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Blue Grass is the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency.|
|Conesville||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Conesville is the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency.|
|Fruitland||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Fruitland is the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency.|
|Muscatine||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Muscatine is the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency.|
|Nichols||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nichols is the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency.|
|Stockton||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Stockton is the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency.|
|Walcott||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walcott is the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency.|
|West Liberty||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West Liberty is the Muscatine Municipal Housing Agency.|