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Affordable Housing In Pottawattamie County
Iowa

67 Low Income Apartment Communities In Pottawattamie County

Maple Park

3524 2nd Ave
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+

Linden Place - Council Bluffs

25 South Linden Ave
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

North Avenue Towers Apartments

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

Bluffs Towers Apartments

38 Pearl St
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Income Based
Studio-2 BR
Subsidized

Featherstone Townhomes

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

Chapel Ridge - C Bluffs

4506 Chapel Ridge Lane
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Income Based
1-4 BR

The Bluffs Apartments

2065 Nash Boulevard
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Income Based
2-3 BR

Plains View Apartments

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

Prime Square Apartments

822 South Main Street
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Woodbury Pines

532 Woodbury Avenue
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Subsidized

Housing Authorities that serve Pottawattamie County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Pottawattamie County, Iowa

There are 67 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,505 affordable apartments for rent in Pottawattamie County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Pottawattamie County, Iowa

Pottawattamie County features 1,290 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 983 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 $851 and $1,041.

2020 Pottawattamie 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 $650 $762 $946 $1,272 $1,419
Payment Standard Range $585 to $715 $686 to $838 $851 to $1,041 $1,145 to $1,399 $1,277 to $1,561

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Pottawattamie County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 67
Total Low Income Apartments 2,505
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,290
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 30.65%
Average Renter Household Size 2.32
Average Household Size 2.48
Median Household Income $51,976 ±$1,225
Median Rent $755 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.82% ± 2.99pp
Total Population 93,213

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.

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 $87,000

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 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 $18,300 $20,900 $23,500 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $30,450 $34,800 $39,150 $43,500 $47,000 $50,500 $53,950 $57,450
80% of Median $48,750 $55,700 $62,650 $69,600 $75,200 $80,750 $86,350 $91,900

Cities In Pottawattamie County

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