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Affordable Housing In Tama County

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Tama County

Tama Iha Apartments

1301 Sesame Dr
Tama, Iowa

Village Park Apartments

1015 S Prospect Dr
Toledo, 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 County, Iowa

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 336 affordable apartments for rent in Tama County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Tama County, Iowa

Tama County features 264 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 County, Iowa

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Tama County, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Tama County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $625 and $763.

2020 Tama 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
Fair Market Rent $488 $527 $694 $865 $987
Payment Standard Range $439 to $537 $474 to $580 $625 to $763 $779 to $952 $888 to $1,086

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Tama County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

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

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.

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 $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 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 Tama County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,250 $17,400 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $25,400 $29,000 $32,650 $36,250 $39,150 $42,050 $44,950 $47,850
80% of Median $40,600 $46,400 $52,200 $58,000 $62,650 $67,300 $71,950 $76,600

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