Affordable Housing In Union County
Iowa

13 Low Income Apartment Communities In Union County

Green Valley Manor

124 Manor Dr
Creston, Iowa
Income Based
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Creston Plaza I

1001 S Sumner St
Creston, Iowa
Call For Rent
2-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The Iowana

203 W Montgomery Street
Creston, Iowa
Income Based
1-2 BR

Autumn House Apartments

107 N Division St
Creston, Iowa
Subsidized

Creston Plaza Apartments, Phase II

1003 S Sumner St
Creston, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers

Clearview Apartments

1013 Manor Dr
Creston, Iowa

Unselected

300 N Oak St
Creston, Iowa

Fairview

611 E Polk St
Afton, Iowa

Iowa

603 Grand Ave
Creston, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers

Creston Park Apartments

1501 N Lincoln St
Creston, Iowa

Housing Authorities that serve Union County

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

Other Housing Authorities located in Union County

Housing Authority Programs
Afton Housing Commission Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Union County, Iowa

There are 13 low income housing apartment communities offering 441 affordable apartments for rent in Union County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Union County, Iowa

Union County features 223 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 Union County, Iowa

There are 218 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Union County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Union County, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Union County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Union County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Union County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 13
Total Low Income Apartments 441
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 223
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.82%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.30
Median Household Income $44,351 ±$2,897
Median Rent $593 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.32% ± 7.16pp
Total Population 12,575

Population and Household Demographics

Union County is a County in Iowa with a population of 12,575. There are 5,337 households in the county with an average household size of 2.30 persons. 28.82% of households in Union County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Union County

The median gross income for households in Union County is $44,351 a year, or $3,696 a month. The median rent for the county is $593 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Union County, a household making less than $1,977 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.32% of households who rent are overburdened in Union County.1

Area Median Income In Union 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 Union County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,800

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 Union 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 Union 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

Cities In Union County

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City Listings Served By
Creston 11 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Creston is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Afton 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Afton are the Afton Housing Commission and Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Lorimor 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Lorimor is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Cromwell 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cromwell is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Thayer 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Thayer is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Arispe 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Arispe is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.
Kent 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kent is the Southern Iowa Regional Housing Authority.