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Affordable Housing In Underwood
Pottawattamie County, Iowa

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Underwood

Eaglewood Court 1

311 3rd St
Underwood, Iowa
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Underwood

Housing Authority Programs
Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Underwood, Iowa

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 15 affordable apartments for rent in Underwood, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Underwood, Iowa

Underwood features 15 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 Underwood, Iowa

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Underwood.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Underwood, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Underwood landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Underwood.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Underwood, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $851 and $1,041.

2020 Underwood, 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 $650 $762 $946 $1,272 $1,419
Payment Standard Range $585 to $715 $686 to $838 $851 to $1,041 $1,145 to $1,399 $1,277 to $1,561

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Underwood, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 15
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 15
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.15%
Average Renter Household Size 2.98
Average Household Size 2.97
Median Household Income $74,600 ±$4,354
Median Rent $653 ±$84
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.45% ± 26.89pp
Total Population 884

Population and Household Demographics

Underwood is a City in Pottawattamie County, Iowa with a population of 884. There are 298 households in the city with an average household size of 2.97 persons. 22.15% of households in Underwood are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Underwood

The median gross income for households in Underwood is $74,600 a year, or $6,217 a month. The median rent for the city is $653 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Underwood, a household making less than $2,177 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Underwood.1

Area Median Income In Underwood

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 Underwood, the AMI is calculated from all households within Pottawattamie County.

In Underwood, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $86,000

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 Underwood

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 Underwood

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,100 $20,650 $23,250 $25,800 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $30,100 $34,400 $38,700 $43,000 $46,450 $49,900 $53,350 $56,800
80% of Median $48,200 $55,050 $61,950 $68,800 $74,350 $79,850 $85,350 $90,850