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Affordable Housing In Winterset
Madison County, Iowa

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Winterset

Winterset Park Apartments

1105 N 8th Ave
Winterset, Iowa

Winterset Park II

510 W Mills St
Winterset, Iowa

Rd Preservation II

426 W Mills St
Winterset, Iowa

Rd Preservation II

1107 N 8th Ave
Winterset, Iowa

Northward Plaza

415 N 2nd St
Winterset, Iowa

Candle Ridge Apartments

1111 N 8th Ave
Winterset, Iowa
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Housing Authorities that serve Winterset

Housing Authority Programs
Low Rent Housing Agency of Winterset Public Housing
Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Winterset, Iowa

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 406 affordable apartments for rent in Winterset, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Winterset, Iowa

Winterset features 262 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 Winterset, Iowa

There are 144 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Winterset.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Winterset, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Winterset landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Winterset.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Winterset, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $810 and $990.

2020 Winterset, 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 $603 $730 $900 $1,215 $1,323
Payment Standard Range $543 to $663 $657 to $803 $810 to $990 $1,094 to $1,337 $1,191 to $1,455

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Winterset, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 406
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 262
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 44.73%
Average Renter Household Size 2.23
Average Household Size 2.33
Median Household Income $41,289 ±$10,325
Median Rent $815 ±$186
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 38.01% ± 12.73pp
Total Population 5,159

Population and Household Demographics

Winterset is a city in Madison County, Iowa with a population of 5,159. There are 2,135 households in the city with an average household size of 2.33 persons. 44.73% of households in Winterset are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Winterset

The median gross income for households in Winterset is $41,289 a year, or $3,441 a month. The median rent for the city is $815 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Winterset, a household making less than $2,717 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 38.01% of households who rent are overburdened in Winterset.

Area Median Income In Winterset

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 Winterset, the AMI is calculated from all households within Madison County.

In Winterset, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $89,200

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 Winterset

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 Winterset

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $18,750 $21,400 $24,100 $26,750 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $31,250 $35,700 $40,150 $44,600 $48,200 $51,750 $55,350 $58,900
80% of Median $49,950 $57,100 $64,250 $71,350 $77,100 $82,800 $88,500 $94,200