Affordable Housing In Sac County
Iowa

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sac County

Howard Center, Inc Group Homes

701 S 13th St
Sac City, Iowa
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Sac Community Housing

16th and Gishwiller
Sac City, Iowa

Odebolt Assisted Living

799 S Des Moines St
Odebolt, Iowa

Sac City I, Lp

1437 Irvine St
Sac City, Iowa

Lake View Senior Housing

5th And Ash
Lake View, Iowa
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Sac 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Sac County, Iowa

Housing Authority Programs
Region XII Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sac County, Iowa

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 82 affordable apartments for rent in Sac County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Sac County, Iowa

Sac 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 Sac County, Iowa

There are 66 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sac County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sac County, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sac County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $665 and $813.

2022 Sac 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
Sac County, Iowa Fair Market Rent $534 $570 $739 $1,050 $1,118
Sac County, Iowa Payment Standard Range $481 to $587 $513 to $627 $665 to $813 $945 to $1,155 $1,006 to $1,230

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Sac County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 82
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 19.9%
Average Renter Household Size 1.97
Average Household Size 2.25
Median Household Income $49,572 ±$1,708
Median Rent $534 ±$29
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.3% ± 6.15pp
Total Population 10,101

Population and Household Demographics

Sac County is a county in Iowa with a population of 10,101. There are 4,406 households in the county with an average household size of 2.25 persons. 19.9% of households in Sac County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sac County

The median gross income for households in Sac County is $49,572 a year, or $4,131 a month. The median rent for the county is $534 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sac County, a household making less than $1,780 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Sac County.

Area Median Income In Sac 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 Sac County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,000

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 Sac 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 Sac County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sac County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,150 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sac County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,200 $28,800 $32,400 $36,000 $38,900 $41,800 $44,650 $47,550
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sac County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,350 $46,100 $51,850 $57,600 $62,250 $66,850 $71,450 $76,050

Cities In Sac County

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City Served By
Auburn The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Auburn is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Early The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Early is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Lake View The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lake View is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Nemaha The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nemaha is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Odebolt The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Odebolt is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Sac City The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sac City is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Schaller The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Schaller is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.
Wall Lake The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wall Lake is the Region XII Regional Housing Authority.