Affordable Housing In Pottawattamie County
Iowa

63 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pottawattamie County

North Avenue Towers Apartments

103 North Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA
Income Based
1 BR
Subsidized

Bluffs Towers Apartments

38 Pearl St
Council Bluffs, IA
Income Based
Studio-2 BR
HCV Welcome
Subsidized

Featherstone Townhomes

901 N 35th Street
Council Bluffs, IA
Income Based
1-4 BR
Subsidized

Chapel Ridge - C Bluffs

4506 Chapel Ridge Lane
Council Bluffs, IA
Income Based
1-4 BR
HCV Welcome

The Bluffs Apartments

2065 Nash Boulevard
Council Bluffs, IA
Income Based
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Plains View Apartments

2431 Avenue North
Council Bluffs, IA
Income Based
1-2 BR
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Prime Square Apartments

822 South Main Street
Council Bluffs, IA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Linden Place Apartments

25 South Linden Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Woodbury Pines

532 Woodbury Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA
Subsidized

Camelot Village Apartments

1105 South 3rd Street
Council Bluffs, IA
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

There are 63 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 2,435 affordable apartments for rent in Pottawattamie County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 1,270 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Pottawattamie County, HUD housing programs support 607 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 933 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Pottawattamie County

Housing Authority Programs
Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Pottawattamie County

Housing Authority Programs
Municipal Housing Agency of Council Bluffs Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pottawattamie County, Iowa

Pottawattamie County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 63
Total Low Income Apartments 2,435
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 1,270
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Total Population 93,213
Housing Units 36,683
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $51,976 ±$1,225
Median Rent $755 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.82% ± 2.99pp

Population and Household Demographics

Pottawattamie County is a County in Iowa with a population of 93,213. There are 36,683 households in the county with an average household size of 2.48 persons. 30.65% of households in Pottawattamie County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Pottawattamie County

The median gross income for households in Pottawattamie County is $51,976 a year, or $4,331 a month. The median rent for the county is $755 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Pottawattamie County, a household making less than $2,517 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.82% of households who rent are overburdened in Pottawattamie County.1

Area Median Income In Pottawattamie 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 Pottawattamie County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,000

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 Pottawattamie 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 Pottawattamie County HUD Rental Assistance in Pottawattamie County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,100 $20,650 $23,250 $25,800 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $30,100 $34,400 $38,700 $43,000 $46,450 $49,900 $53,350 $56,800
80% of Median $48,200 $55,050 $61,950 $68,800 $74,350 $79,850 $85,350 $90,850
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Pottawattamie County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1987 to 2010, 41 low income apartment communities containing 1,171 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Pottawattamie County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Pottawattamie County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $30,100 $34,400 $38,700 $43,000 $46,450 $49,900 $53,350 $56,800
60% of Median $36,120 $41,280 $46,440 $51,600 $55,740 $59,880 $64,020 $68,160

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Pottawattamie County is $46,440 a year, or $3,870 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,870 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,161 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $753 $806 $968 $1,118 $1,248 $1,377
60% $903 $968 $1,161 $1,342 $1,497 $1,652
Fair Market Rents in Pottawattamie County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$623 $744 $927 $1,250 $1,383

Cities In Pottawattamie County

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City Listings Served By
Council Bluffs 56 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Council Bluffs is the Municipal Housing Agency of Council Bluffs.
Underwood 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Underwood is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Carson 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carson is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Walnut 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Walnut is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Oakland 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Oakland is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Shelby 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shelby is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Minden 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Minden is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Avoca 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Avoca is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Treynor 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Treynor is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Bentley 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Bentley is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Carter Lake 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Carter Lake is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Crescent 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Crescent is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Hancock 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hancock is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
McClelland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves McClelland is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Neola 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Neola is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Weston 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Weston is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Loveland 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Loveland is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Macedonia 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Macedonia is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.