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Affordable Housing In Washington County
Iowa

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Washington County

Lantern Grove Apartments

1608 N 5th Ave
Washington, Iowa
Call For Rent
2 BR

Reserves at Briarwood

600 West Tyler
Washington, Iowa
Market Rate

Autumn Park Apartments ~ Washington

841 W Monroe St
Washington, Iowa
Subsidized

Spring Hills Apartments

1310 6th Ave
Wellman, Iowa

Riverside Senior

300 River St
Riverside, Iowa
Subsidized

Washington Court

1121 E Adams St
Washington, Iowa

Woodridge Apartments

621 W Adams St
Washington, Iowa

Wellman Apartments

401 8th Ave
Wellman, Iowa
Subsidized

Kalona Valley

706 C Ave
Kalona, Iowa
Subsidized

Spring Hill Apartments

1316 6th Ave
Wellman, Iowa

Housing Authorities that serve Washington County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Washington County, Iowa

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 308 affordable apartments for rent in Washington County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Washington County, Iowa

Washington County features 216 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 County, Iowa

There are 92 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Washington County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Washington County, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Washington County landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Washington County.

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

2020 Washington 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 $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 County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 308
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 216
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.1%
Average Renter Household Size 2.28
Average Household Size 2.43
Median Household Income $56,390 ±$2,418
Median Rent $692 ±$28
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 34.36% ± 5.89pp
Total Population 22,017

Population and Household Demographics

Washington County is a county in Iowa with a population of 22,017. There are 8,938 households in the county with an average household size of 2.43 persons. 28.1% of households in Washington County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Washington County

The median gross income for households in Washington County is $56,390 a year, or $4,699 a month. The median rent for the county is $692 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Washington County, a household making less than $2,307 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 34.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Washington County.

Area Median Income In Washington 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 Washington County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $78,200

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 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 Washington County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,450 $18,800 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,400 $31,300 $35,200 $39,100 $42,250 $45,400 $48,500 $51,650
80% of Median $43,800 $50,050 $56,300 $62,550 $67,600 $72,600 $77,600 $82,600

Cities In Washington County

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City Served By
Ainsworth The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ainsworth are the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency and Iowa City Housing Authority.
Brighton The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Brighton are the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency and Iowa City Housing Authority.
Crawfordsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Crawfordsville are the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency and Iowa City Housing Authority.
Kalona The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kalona are the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency and Iowa City Housing Authority.
Riverside The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Riverside are the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency and Iowa City Housing Authority.
Washington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Washington are the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency and Iowa City Housing Authority.
Wellman The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Wellman are the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency and Iowa City Housing Authority.
West Chester The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve West Chester are the Area XV Multi-County Housing Agency and Iowa City Housing Authority.