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

Discover affordable housing in Scott County where there are 51+ 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.

Riverview Court

696 3rd Street, Princeton, Iowa

Buffalo Senior Manor

310 5th St, Buffalo, Iowa 52728

Davenport Manor, Inc

7102 Hillandale Rd, Davenport, Iowa 52806

Vfh, Lllp - 215 E 37th Street

215 E 37th St, Davenport, Iowa 52806

John Lewis Coffee

907 W 3rd St, Davenport, Iowa 52802

Cobblestone Terrace

1102 W 12th St, Davenport, Iowa 52804

Ehdg Apartments

216 W 16th St, Davenport, Iowa 52803

Hdc Group Homes

3518 Hillandale Rd, Davenport, Iowa 52806

Terrace Bluff Apartments

1016 W 7th St, Davenport, Iowa 52802

Courtyards, I, II, III and Edgeh

3831 Bridge Ave, Davenport, Iowa 52807

Courtland Apartments

321 E 7th St, Davenport, Iowa 52803

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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Lorena Bentley

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Scott County, Iowa
$10.80 (+149%) more than Iowa minimum wage and $10.80 (+149%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Scott 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, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency programs for Scott County, Iowa.

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

How many renters live in Scott County, Iowa?

The County of Scott County has 173,924 people living in 73,525 households.

There are 45,763 renters living in 23,392 renter households in this County. Renters make up 26.31 percent of the population living in Scott County.

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

There are an estimated 77,613 housing units in the Scott County area. Of these, 23,797 units are rental homes, making up 31 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Scott County, Iowa, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Scott County?

The rental vacancy rate in Scott County is 7 percent. This is a higher than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are high it means that there are a lot of available units and rents tend to be lower.

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

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Scott County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
1,966 6,199 9,925 4,087 814
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Scott County

A large number of apartments in Scott 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 Scott County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 48 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 19 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 Scott County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $646 to $1,437. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $646
One BR $773
Two BR $953
Three BR $1,247
Four BR $1,437
2024 Fair Market Rents in Scott County, Iowa

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Scott 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 811 41 percent
One BR 3,441 56 percent
Two BR 4,851 49 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Scott County, Iowa

How many affordable rental units are in Scott County?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 2,026
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 884
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly 170
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 10
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 43
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Scott County, Iowa

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

Income Based Apartments in Scott County, Iowa

Scott County features 1,165 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 Scott County, Iowa

There are 1,323 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Scott County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Scott County, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Scott County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $858 and $1,048.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.