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Affordable Housing In Plymouth County
Iowa

12 Low Income Apartment Communities In Plymouth County

Willow Creek Place

620 14th Ave NE
Le Mars, Iowa
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Kingston Apartments

315 E 4th St
Kingsley, Iowa
Subsidized

Ridgewood Apartments

260 4th St
Akron, Iowa
Subsidized

Lemars Estates

650 4th Ave NE
Le Mars, Iowa
Subsidized

Floyd Valley

110 6th Ave NE
Le Mars, Iowa

Sunrise Villa Apartments

524 Sunset Dr SW
Le Mars, Iowa

Highland Estates

530 Countryside Dr
Le Mars, Iowa

Lemars Independent Living

1205 6th Ave SE
Le Mars, Iowa
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Prime Living

108 1st Ave NW
Le Mars, Iowa

Winter Feedlots Inc

16969 280th Street
Westfield, Iowa

Guide To Affordable Housing in Plymouth County, Iowa

There are 12 low income housing apartment communities offering 240 affordable apartments for rent in Plymouth County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Plymouth County, Iowa

Plymouth County features 165 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 Plymouth County, Iowa

There are 74 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Plymouth County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Plymouth County, Iowa

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

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

2020 Plymouth 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 $448 $564 $687 $991 $996
Payment Standard Range $403 to $493 $508 to $620 $618 to $756 $892 to $1,090 $896 to $1,096

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Plymouth County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 240
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 165
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.83%
Average Renter Household Size 2.24
Average Household Size 2.45
Median Household Income $57,130 ±$2,586
Median Rent $585 ±$25
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 32.66% ± 7.35pp
Total Population 24,853

Population and Household Demographics

Plymouth County is a county in Iowa with a population of 24,853. There are 9,995 households in the county with an average household size of 2.45 persons. 20.83% of households in Plymouth County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Plymouth County

The median gross income for households in Plymouth County is $57,130 a year, or $4,761 a month. The median rent for the county is $585 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Plymouth County, a household making less than $1,950 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 32.66% of households who rent are overburdened in Plymouth County.

Area Median Income In Plymouth 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 Plymouth County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $79,100

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 Plymouth 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 Plymouth County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,650 $19,000 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,700 $31,650 $35,600 $39,550 $42,750 $45,900 $49,050 $52,250
80% of Median $44,350 $50,650 $57,000 $63,300 $68,400 $73,450 $78,500 $83,600

Cities In Plymouth County

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City Served By
Akron
Brunsville
Craig
Hinton
Kingsley
Le Mars
Merrill
Oyens
Remsen
Struble
Westfield