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Affordable Housing In Zearing
Story County, Iowa

Housing Authorities that serve Zearing

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Zearing, Iowa

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Zearing, Iowa.

Income Based Apartments in Zearing, Iowa

Zearing 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 Zearing, Iowa

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Zearing, Iowa

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Zearing, Iowa for a two-bedroom apartment is between $771 and $943.

2020 Zearing, 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 $684 $706 $857 $1,191 $1,417
Payment Standard Range $616 to $752 $635 to $777 $771 to $943 $1,072 to $1,310 $1,275 to $1,559

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Zearing, IA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 21.94%
Average Renter Household Size 2.10
Average Household Size 2.38
Median Household Income $57,031 ±$18,054
Median Rent $605 ±$228
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.85% ± 29.96pp
Total Population 591

Population and Household Demographics

Zearing is a city in Story County, Iowa with a population of 591. There are 237 households in the city with an average household size of 2.38 persons. 21.94% of households in Zearing are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Zearing

The median gross income for households in Zearing is $57,031 a year, or $4,753 a month. The median rent for the city is $605 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Zearing, a household making less than $2,017 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.85% of households who rent are overburdened in Zearing.

Area Median Income In Zearing

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 Zearing, the AMI is calculated from all households within Story County.

In Zearing, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $104,300

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 Zearing

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 Zearing

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $19,900 $22,750 $25,600 $28,400 $30,700 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $33,150 $37,850 $42,600 $47,300 $51,100 $54,900 $58,700 $62,450
80% of Median $53,000 $60,600 $68,150 $75,700 $81,800 $87,850 $93,900 $99,950