Affordable Housing In Sioux Center
Sioux County, Iowa

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Sioux Center

Northwood Court Apartments

1089 2nd Ave NE
Sioux Center, Iowa
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Valley Apartments

537 5th St NW
Sioux Center, Iowa
Disabled Supportive Housing

New Homestead

201 N Meadow Dr
Sioux Center, Iowa

Dykshorn Paul & Stephanie

133 2nd St Ne
Sioux Center, Iowa
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Sioux Center, 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 Sioux Center, Iowa

Housing Authority Programs
New Homestead Low Rent Housing Agency of Sioux Center Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Sioux Center, Iowa

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 111 affordable apartments for rent in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Sioux Center, Iowa

Sioux Center features 89 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 Sioux Center, Iowa

There are 20 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Sioux Center.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Sioux Center, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Sioux Center, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $671 and $820.

2022 Sioux Center, 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
Sioux Center, Iowa Fair Market Rent $539 $584 $745 $1,007 $1,010
Sioux Center, Iowa Payment Standard Range $485 to $593 $526 to $642 $671 to $820 $906 to $1,108 $909 to $1,111

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Sioux Center, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 111
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 89
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 26.43%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.76
Median Household Income $66,906 ±$8,705
Median Rent $701 ±$167
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.95% ± 15.96pp
Total Population 7,312

Population and Household Demographics

Sioux Center is a city in Sioux County, Iowa with a population of 7,312. There are 2,263 households in the city with an average household size of 2.76 persons. 26.43% of households in Sioux Center are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Sioux Center

The median gross income for households in Sioux Center is $66,906 a year, or $5,576 a month. The median rent for the city is $701 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Sioux Center, a household making less than $2,337 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.95% of households who rent are overburdened in Sioux Center.

Area Median Income In Sioux Center

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.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Sioux Center, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sioux County.

In Sioux Center, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,100

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 Sioux Center

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 Sioux Center

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Sioux Center AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,300 $19,750 $22,200 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Sioux Center AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,750 $32,850 $36,950 $41,050 $44,350 $47,650 $50,950 $54,200
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Sioux Center AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,000 $52,600 $59,150 $65,700 $71,000 $76,250 $81,500 $86,750