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Affordable Housing In Osceola County

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Osceola County

Sibley Homes

612 8th St
Sibley, Iowa
1 BR

Upper Dm Opp. 230 11th West St

230 11th St W
Sibley, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers

Westview, Inc.

1234 Warbler Ave
Harris, Iowa
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Osceola County, Iowa

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 33 affordable apartments for rent in Osceola County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Osceola County, Iowa

Osceola County features 16 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 Osceola County, Iowa

There are 16 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Osceola County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Osceola County, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Osceola County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $618 and $756.

2020 Osceola 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 $497 $522 $687 $883 $931
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $470 to $574 $618 to $756 $795 to $971 $838 to $1,024

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Osceola County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 33
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.02
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $49,448 ±$2,926
Median Rent $550 ±$26
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 21.59% ± 6.31pp
Total Population 6,211

Population and Household Demographics

Osceola County is a county in Iowa with a population of 6,211. There are 2,670 households in the county with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 21.69% of households in Osceola County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Osceola County

The median gross income for households in Osceola County is $49,448 a year, or $4,121 a month. The median rent for the county is $550 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Osceola County, a household making less than $1,833 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 21.59% of households who rent are overburdened in Osceola County.

Area Median Income In Osceola 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 Osceola County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,700

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 Osceola 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 Osceola County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,250 $17,400 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,400 $29,000 $32,650 $36,250 $39,150 $42,050 $44,950 $47,850
80% of Median $40,600 $46,400 $52,200 $58,000 $62,650 $67,300 $71,950 $76,600

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