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Affordable Housing In Muscatine County
Iowa

19 Low Income Apartment Communities In Muscatine County

Fulton Place

2815 Cedar St
Muscatine, Iowa

Sunnyview Manor

201 N Walnut St
West Liberty, Iowa

Sycamore Apartments

2416 Park Ave
Muscatine, Iowa

Colorado Park Apartments

401 Colorado St
Muscatine, Iowa

Drake - Schauland Apartments

1800 Houser St
Muscatine, Iowa

Clark House

117 W 3rd St
Muscatine, Iowa

Fairview Manor

503 N Clark St
West Liberty, Iowa
Subsidized

Cottage Grove

1503 Houser St
Muscatine, Iowa

State of Iowa

3009 Harmony Ln
Muscatine, Iowa

Housing Authorities that serve Muscatine County

Housing Authority Programs
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 $821 and $1,003.

2021 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
Fair Market Rent $602 $692 $912 $1,146 $1,388
Payment Standard Range $542 to $662 $623 to $761 $821 to $1,003 $1,031 to $1,261 $1,249 to $1,527

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
Total Population 42,913

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 $73,100

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 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

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,400 $17,600 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,600 $29,250 $32,900 $36,550 $39,500 $42,400 $45,350 $48,250
80% of Median $40,950 $46,800 $52,650 $58,500 $63,200 $67,900 $72,550 $77,250

Cities In Muscatine County

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City Served By
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.