Affordable Housing In Wright County

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Wright County

Eagle Grove Group Home

605 E Broadway St
Eagle Grove, IA
Elderly Supportive Housing

Clarion Iha Apartments

601 2nd St SE
Clarion, IA
Accepts Vouchers

Clarion Housing Inc

208 8th Ave SW
Clarion, IA

Eagle Grove Iha

300 S Kirkwood Ave
Eagle Grove, IA


1000 1st St SE
Clarion, IA
Accepts Vouchers

Goldfield Community Apartments Inc 013

215 W Wright St
Goldfield, IA
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Wright County, Iowa

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 336 affordable apartments for rent in Wright County, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Wright County, Iowa

Wright County features 38 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 Wright County, Iowa

There are 298 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wright County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wright County, Iowa

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

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

2020 Wright 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 $488 $522 $687 $856 $931
Payment Standard Range $439 to $537 $470 to $574 $618 to $756 $770 to $942 $838 to $1,024

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wright County, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 336
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 38
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.66%
Average Renter Household Size 2.10
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $43,698 ±$3,902
Median Rent $568 ±$36
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.98% ± 8.63pp
Total Population 12,936

Population and Household Demographics

Wright County is a County in Iowa with a population of 12,936. There are 5,495 households in the county with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 24.66% of households in Wright County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wright County

The median gross income for households in Wright County is $43,698 a year, or $3,642 a month. The median rent for the county is $568 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wright County, a household making less than $1,893 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Wright County.1

Area Median Income In Wright 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 Wright County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,900

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 Wright 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 Wright County HUD Rental Assistance in Wright County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,600 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $24,300 $27,800 $31,250 $34,700 $37,500 $40,300 $43,050 $45,850
80% of Median $38,850 $44,400 $49,950 $55,500 $59,950 $64,400 $68,850 $73,300

Cities In Wright County

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City Listings Served By
Belmond 0
Clarion 3
Goldfield 1
Eagle Grove 2
Galt 0
Rowan 0
Woolstock 0