; Low Income Apartments For Rent in Winnebago County, IA

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Eastgate Apartments

104 S Iowa St
Lake Mills, Iowa
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225 W Main St
Lake Mills, Iowa
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There are 0 low-income apartments in Winnebago County that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 24 low-income homes in Winnebago County where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $305 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on October 30th, 2019. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Winnebago County, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
North Iowa Regional Housing Authority Public Housing
Go to the Iowa Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Winnebago County.

Winnebago County, Iowa Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Winnebago County, Iowa

Winnebago County features 24 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 Winnebago County, Iowa

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Winnebago County, Iowa

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

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

2023 Winnebago 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
Winnebago County, Iowa Fair Market Rent $581 $608 $795 $1,059 $1,150
Winnebago County, Iowa Payment Standard Range $523 to $639 $547 to $669 $716 to $875 $953 to $1,165 $1,035 to $1,265

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Winnebago County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 24
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.61%
Average Renter Household Size 1.84
Average Household Size 2.20
Median Household Income $47,668 ±$2,807
Median Rent $515 ±$51
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 30.88% ± 6.94pp
Total Population 10,614

Population and Household Demographics

Winnebago County is a county in Iowa with a population of 10,614. There are 4,580 households in the county with an average household size of 2.20 persons. 24.61% of households in Winnebago County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Winnebago County

The median gross income for households in Winnebago County is $47,668 a year, or $3,972 a month. The median rent for the county is $515 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Winnebago County, a household making less than $1,717 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 30.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Winnebago County.

Area Median Income In Winnebago 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 Winnebago County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,800

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 Winnebago 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 Winnebago County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Winnebago County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,550 $20,050 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Winnebago County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,250 $33,400 $37,600 $41,750 $45,100 $48,450 $51,800 $55,150
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Winnebago County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,800 $53,450 $60,150 $66,800 $72,150 $77,500 $82,850 $88,200