Affordable Housing In Woodward
Dallas County, Iowa

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1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Woodward

Woodward Senior Citizens

101 Oak Ave
Woodward, Iowa
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Woodward, 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 Woodward, Iowa

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Woodward, Iowa

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 10 affordable apartments for rent in Woodward, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Woodward, Iowa

Woodward 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 Woodward, Iowa

There are 10 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Woodward.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Woodward, Iowa

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Woodward landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Woodward.

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

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

Woodward, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 10
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.16%
Average Renter Household Size 2.06
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $58,125 ±$10,087
Median Rent $715 ±$129
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 22.86% ± 14.96pp
Total Population 1,623

Population and Household Demographics

Woodward is a city in Dallas County, Iowa with a population of 1,623. There are 484 households in the city with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 36.16% of households in Woodward are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Woodward

The median gross income for households in Woodward is $58,125 a year, or $4,844 a month. The median rent for the city is $715 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Woodward, a household making less than $2,383 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 22.86% of households who rent are overburdened in Woodward.

Area Median Income In Woodward

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

In Woodward, 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 Woodward

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 Woodward

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