Affordable Housing In Washington
Washington County, Iowa

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington

Lantern Grove Apartments

1608 N 5th Ave
Washington, IA
Call For Rent
2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Reserves at Briarwood

600 West Tyler
Washington, IA
Accepts Vouchers
Market Rate

Autumn Park Apartments ~ Washington

841 W Monroe St
Washington, IA
Subsidized

Washington Court

1121 E Adams St
Washington, IA

Woodridge Apartments

621 W Adams St
Washington, IA
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Washington

Housing Authority Programs
Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Iowa City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington, Iowa

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 132 affordable apartments for rent in Washington, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Washington, Iowa

Washington features 48 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 Washington, Iowa

There are 84 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Washington, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $725 and $886.

2020 Washington, 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 $564 $611 $805 $1,003 $1,141
Payment Standard Range $508 to $620 $550 to $672 $725 to $886 $903 to $1,103 $1,027 to $1,255

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Washington, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 132
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 48
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 37.53%
Average Renter Household Size 2.27
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $45,013 ±$3,922
Median Rent $739 ±$52
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.76% ± 10.76pp
Total Population 7,348

Population and Household Demographics

Washington is a City in Washington County, Iowa with a population of 7,348. There are 3,221 households in the city with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 37.53% of households in Washington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington

The median gross income for households in Washington is $45,013 a year, or $3,751 a month. The median rent for the city is $739 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington, a household making less than $2,463 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.76% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington.1

Area Median Income In Washington

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 Washington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washington County.

In Washington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $75,200

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 Washington

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 Washington HUD Rental Assistance in Washington

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,800 $18,050 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,350 $30,100 $33,850 $37,600 $40,650 $43,650 $46,650 $49,650
80% of Median $42,150 $48,150 $54,150 $60,150 $65,000 $69,800 $74,600 $79,400