Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Pottawattamie County, IA

Discover affordable housing in Pottawattamie County where there are 66+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Prime Square

822 South Main Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

Bluffs Towers Apartments

38 Pearl St, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

Featherstone Apartments

901 North 35th Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

The Bluffs

2065 Nash Boulevard , Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Plains View

2431 Nash Boulevard, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

North Avenue Towers

103 North Avenue, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

Maple Park

3524 2nd Avenue, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Linden Place - Council Bluffs

25 South Linden Avenue, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

Chapel Ridge - Council Bluffs

4506 Chapel Ridge Lane, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

RiverEast Apartments

3201 Renner Drive, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

Graceview Courtyard

1681 College Rd, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

Harvester Artist Lofts

1000 S Main St, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

Rose of Council Bluffs

2306 Sherwood Dr, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

Beacon Place

2400 S 19th St, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501

The Heights

649 Parkwild Drive, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

Woodbury Pines

532 Woodbury Avenue, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

Indian Creek Apartments

2918 N Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

Oakland Apartments

405 S Chautauqua Ave, Oakland, Iowa 51560

Hawkeye Apartments

333 N Commercial St, Carson, Iowa 51525

Kanesville Heights

2310 Sherwood Dr, Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Nathan Brunet

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Pottawattamie County, Iowa
$14.91 (+206%) more than Iowa minimum wage and $14.91 (+206%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Pottawattamie 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing programs for Pottawattamie County, Iowa.

Go to the Iowa Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Pottawattamie County.

How many renters live in Pottawattamie County, Iowa?

The County of Pottawattamie County has 93,173 people living in 38,132 households.

There are 26,193 renters living in 11,848 renter households in this County. Renters make up 28.11 percent of the population living in Pottawattamie County.

What is the rental market like in Pottawattamie County, Iowa?

There are an estimated 39,914 housing units in the Pottawattamie County area. Of these, 11,638 units are rental homes, making up 29 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Pottawattamie County, Iowa, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Pottawattamie County?

The rental vacancy rate in Pottawattamie County is 2 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Pottawattamie County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Pottawattamie County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
625 2,702 4,743 2,456 562
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Pottawattamie County

A large number of apartments in Pottawattamie County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Pottawattamie County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 44 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 21 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Pottawattamie County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $895 to $1,733. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $895
One BR $971
Two BR $1,170
Three BR $1,562
Four BR $1,733
2024 Fair Market Rents in Pottawattamie County, Iowa

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Pottawattamie County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 297 48 percent
One BR 2,080 77 percent
Two BR 3,175 67 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Pottawattamie County, Iowa

How many affordable rental units are in Pottawattamie County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Pottawattamie County, Iowa including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 1,211
Public Housing 295
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 548
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 37
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 24
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 37
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Pottawattamie County, Iowa

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Pottawattamie County, Iowa

Pottawattamie County features 1,222 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 Pottawattamie County, Iowa

There are 961 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Pottawattamie County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Pottawattamie County, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Pottawattamie County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Pottawattamie County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Pottawattamie County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,053 and $1,287.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.