Affordable Housing In Van Meter
Dallas County, Iowa

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1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Van Meter

Van Meter Senior Citizens

600 Pleasant St
Van Meter, Iowa
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Van Meter, Iowa

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Van Meter, Iowa

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Van Meter, Iowa

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 8 affordable apartments for rent in Van Meter, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Van Meter, Iowa

Van Meter features 0 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 Van Meter, Iowa

There are 8 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Van Meter.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Van Meter, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Van Meter landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Van Meter.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Van Meter, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $842 and $1,029.

2022 Van Meter, 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
Van Meter, Iowa Fair Market Rent $658 $770 $935 $1,284 $1,357
Van Meter, Iowa Payment Standard Range $592 to $724 $693 to $847 $842 to $1,029 $1,156 to $1,412 $1,221 to $1,493

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Van Meter, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 8
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 13.67%
Average Renter Household Size 2.34
Average Household Size 3.16
Median Household Income $83,889 ±$9,284
Median Rent $675 ±$436
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 17.91% ± 17.63pp
Total Population 1,549

Population and Household Demographics

Van Meter is a city in Dallas County, Iowa with a population of 1,549. There are 490 households in the city with an average household size of 3.16 persons. 13.67% of households in Van Meter are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Van Meter

The median gross income for households in Van Meter is $83,889 a year, or $6,991 a month. The median rent for the city is $675 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Van Meter, a household making less than $2,250 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 17.91% of households who rent are overburdened in Van Meter.

Area Median Income In Van Meter

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 Van Meter, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dallas County.

In Van Meter, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $91,300

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 Van Meter

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 Van Meter

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Van Meter AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$19,200 $21,950 $24,700 $27,400 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Van Meter AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$32,000 $36,550 $41,100 $45,650 $49,350 $53,000 $56,650 $60,300
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Van Meter AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$51,150 $58,450 $65,750 $73,050 $78,900 $84,750 $90,600 $96,450