Affordable Housing In Van Wert
Decatur County, Iowa

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Van Wert, 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 Wert, Iowa

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Van Wert, Iowa

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Van Wert, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Van Wert, Iowa

Van Wert 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 Wert, Iowa

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Van Wert, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Van Wert, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $716 and $875.

2023 Van Wert, 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 Wert, Iowa Fair Market Rent $532 $604 $795 $968 $1,354
Van Wert, Iowa Payment Standard Range $479 to $585 $544 to $664 $716 to $875 $871 to $1,065 $1,219 to $1,489

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Van Wert, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 12.82%
Average Renter Household Size 2.70
Average Household Size 2.28
Median Household Income $28,000 ±$6,044
Median Rent $0 ±$0
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 0% ± 180pp
Total Population 178

Population and Household Demographics

Van Wert is a city in Decatur County, Iowa with a population of 178. There are 78 households in the city with an average household size of 2.28 persons. 12.82% of households in Van Wert are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Van Wert

The median gross income for households in Van Wert is $28,000 a year, or $2,333 a month. The median rent for the city is $0 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Van Wert, a household making less than $0 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 0% of households who rent are overburdened in Van Wert.

Area Median Income In Van Wert

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 Wert, the AMI is calculated from all households within Decatur County.

In Van Wert, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,500

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 Wert

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 Wert

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Van Wert AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,600 $18,950 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Van Wert AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$27,650 $31,600 $35,550 $39,450 $42,650 $45,800 $48,950 $52,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Van Wert AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$44,200 $50,500 $56,800 $63,100 $68,150 $73,200 $78,250 $83,300