Affordable Housing In Tama
Tama County, Iowa

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tama

Tama Iha Apartments

1301 Sesame Dr
Tama, Iowa

Pv of Tama

202 E 13th St
Tama, Iowa

Indianhead Apartments

203 Prospect Dr
Tama, Iowa
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Tama, Iowa

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 312 affordable apartments for rent in Tama, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Tama, Iowa

Tama features 240 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 Tama, Iowa

There are 72 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Tama.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tama, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Tama landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Tama.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tama, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $653 and $798.

2021 Tama, 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
Tama, Iowa Fair Market Rent $483 $550 $725 $902 $1,106
Tama, Iowa Payment Standard Range $435 to $531 $495 to $605 $653 to $798 $812 to $992 $995 to $1,217

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tama, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 312
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 240
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 25.46%
Average Renter Household Size 2.18
Average Household Size 2.56
Median Household Income $51,741 ±$2,229
Median Rent $635 ±$41
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.39% ± 13.98pp
Total Population 2,830

Population and Household Demographics

Tama is a city in Tama County, Iowa with a population of 2,830. There are 1,084 households in the city with an average household size of 2.56 persons. 25.46% of households in Tama are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tama

The median gross income for households in Tama is $51,741 a year, or $4,312 a month. The median rent for the city is $635 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tama, a household making less than $2,117 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.39% of households who rent are overburdened in Tama.

Area Median Income In Tama

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 Tama, the AMI is calculated from all households within Tama County.

In Tama, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $71,600

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 Tama

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 Tama

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Tama AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$15,100 $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 Tama AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$25,150 $28,750 $32,350 $35,900 $38,800 $41,650 $44,550 $47,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Tama AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$40,250 $46,000 $51,750 $57,450 $62,050 $66,650 $71,250 $75,850