Affordable Housing In Waukee
Dallas County, Iowa

Waiting List Openings In Waukee

Emergency Housing Voucher

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10 Low Income Apartment Communities In Waukee

Sugar Creek Waukee

1600 Grant Pkwy
Waukee, Iowa

Lyn Circle Townhomes

1020 SE Mapleleaf Ln
Waukee, Iowa

Mid - Iowa - E 18th University

E 18th and University
Waukee, Iowa

Windfield West III Apartments

125 SE Windfield Pkwy
Waukee, Iowa

Waukee Family Housing

1300 SE Jacob
Waukee, Iowa

Hometown Harbor Waukee

560 SE Brick Dr
Waukee, Iowa

Sugar Creek Apartments

1600 SE LA Grant Pkwy
Waukee, Iowa

Windfield West Apartments

301 Warrior Ln
Waukee, Iowa
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Waukee, 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 Waukee, Iowa

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Waukee, Iowa

There are 10 low income housing apartment communities offering 437 affordable apartments for rent in Waukee, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Waukee, Iowa

Waukee 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 Waukee, Iowa

There are 437 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Waukee.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Waukee, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Waukee landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Waukee.

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

2022 Waukee, 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
Waukee, Iowa Fair Market Rent $658 $770 $935 $1,284 $1,357
Waukee, 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.

Waukee, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 10
Total Low Income Apartments 437
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.07%
Average Renter Household Size 2.47
Average Household Size 2.83
Median Household Income $77,200 ±$6,894
Median Rent $964 ±$74
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.4% ± 12.14pp
Total Population 16,956

Population and Household Demographics

Waukee is a city in Dallas County, Iowa with a population of 16,956. There are 5,983 households in the city with an average household size of 2.83 persons. 18.07% of households in Waukee are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Waukee

The median gross income for households in Waukee is $77,200 a year, or $6,433 a month. The median rent for the city is $964 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Waukee, a household making less than $3,213 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.4% of households who rent are overburdened in Waukee.

Area Median Income In Waukee

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

In Waukee, 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 Waukee

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 Waukee

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Waukee 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 Waukee 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 Waukee 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