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Affordable Housing In Winneshiek County

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Winneshiek County

Heritage Haven Decorah

509 Goose Island Dr
Decorah, Iowa
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

Oneota Village

5 Ohio St
Decorah, Iowa

Washington Court Apartments

510 Washington St
Decorah, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers

Pyramid Properties

708 Maiden Ln
Decorah, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers

NE Iowa Comm. Action

507 W Elm St
Calmar, Iowa
Accepts Vouchers

Kevin D. Moellers

2814 310th Avenue
Ridgeway, Iowa

Ossian Housing Inc

102 Bothel Ave
Ossian, Iowa

Fort Atkinson Sr

201 5th St Nw
Fort Atkinson, Iowa
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Winneshiek County, Iowa

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 110 affordable apartments for rent in Winneshiek County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Winneshiek County, Iowa

Winneshiek County features 78 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 Winneshiek County, Iowa

There are 29 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Winneshiek County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Winneshiek County, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Winneshiek County, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $618 and $756.

2020 Winneshiek 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 $497 $522 $687 $937 $940
Payment Standard Range $447 to $547 $470 to $574 $618 to $756 $843 to $1,031 $846 to $1,034

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Winneshiek County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 110
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 78
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.02%
Average Renter Household Size 1.78
Average Household Size 2.24
Median Household Income $54,429 ±$2,466
Median Rent $588 ±$20
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 31.28% ± 5.66pp
Total Population 20,884

Population and Household Demographics

Winneshiek County is a county in Iowa with a population of 20,884. There are 8,248 households in the county with an average household size of 2.24 persons. 23.02% of households in Winneshiek County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Winneshiek County

The median gross income for households in Winneshiek County is $54,429 a year, or $4,536 a month. The median rent for the county is $588 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Winneshiek County, a household making less than $1,960 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 31.28% of households who rent are overburdened in Winneshiek County.

Area Median Income In Winneshiek 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 Winneshiek County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $80,700

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 Winneshiek 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 Winneshiek County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,950 $19,400 $21,800 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,250 $32,300 $36,350 $40,350 $43,600 $46,850 $50,050 $53,300
80% of Median $45,200 $51,650 $58,100 $64,550 $69,750 $74,900 $80,050 $85,250

Cities In Winneshiek County

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City Served By
Burr Oak
Decorah The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Decorah is the Low Rent Housing Agency of Decorah.
Fort Atkinson
Jackson Junction