Affordable Housing In Tama County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tama County

Tama Iha Apartments

1301 Sesame Dr
Tama, IA
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Village Park Apartments

1015 S Prospect Dr
Toledo, IA

Pv of Tama

202 E 13th St
Tama, IA

Tama Senior Housing, - 605 John Street

605 John St
Tama, IA
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Indianhead Apartments

203 Prospect Dr
Tama, IA
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There are 5 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 336 affordable apartments for rent in Tama County. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 264 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Tama County, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 72 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Guide To Affordable Housing in Tama County, Iowa

Tama County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 336
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 264
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.97%
Average Renter Household Size 2.45
Total Population 17,479
Housing Units 6,790
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $55,203 ±$1,959
Median Rent $672 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.4% ± 4.93pp

Population and Household Demographics

Tama County is a County in Iowa with a population of 17,479. There are 6,790 households in the county with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 22.97% of households in Tama County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Tama County

The median gross income for households in Tama County is $55,203 a year, or $4,600 a month. The median rent for the county is $672 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Tama County, a household making less than $2,240 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Tama County.1

Area Median Income In Tama 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 Tama County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $68,300

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 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 Tama County HUD Rental Assistance in Tama County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,600 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
80% of Median $38,850 $44,400 $49,950 $55,500 $59,950 $64,400 $68,850 $73,300
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Tama County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1991 to 2011, 3 low income apartment communities containing 72 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Tama County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Tama County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
60% of Median $29,160 $33,360 $37,500 $41,640 $45,000 $48,360 $51,660 $55,020

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Tama County is $37,500 a year, or $3,125 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,125 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $938 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $608 $651 $781 $903 $1,008 $1,111
60% $729 $782 $938 $1,083 $1,209 $1,334
Fair Market Rents in Tama County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$490 $526 $696 $872 $941

Cities In Tama County

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City Listings Served By
Tama 4
Toledo 1
Chelsea 0
Clutier 0
Dysart 0
Elberon 0
Garwin 0
Gladbrook 0
Montour 0
Traer 0
Lincoln 0
Vining 0