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Affordable Housing In Union County
Iowa

14 Low Income Apartment Communities In Union County

Creston Park Apartments

1503 N Lincoln St
Creston, Iowa

Creston Comm Hsg

612 Grand Ave
Creston, Iowa

Housing Authorities that serve Union County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Union County, Iowa

There are 14 low income housing apartment communities offering 541 affordable apartments for rent in Union County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Union County, Iowa

Union County features 323 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.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Union County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $644 and $787.

2021 Union 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 $606 $610 $715 $1,017 $1,021
Payment Standard Range $545 to $667 $549 to $671 $644 to $787 $915 to $1,119 $919 to $1,123

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Union County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 14
Total Low Income Apartments 541
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 323
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.

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 $66,800

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 $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

Cities In Union County

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