Qualify for Housing Assistance in Iowa

There are several federal programs that can help you with affordable housing, whether renting or buying. However, these assistance programs all have eligibility guidelines that must be met.

In order to qualify for low-income housing assistance, you will need to complete an application with your local Public Housing Authority. But before you do, check your state's income limits to verify your eligibility. Below are the income requirements for housing assistance in Iowa.


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Ames, IA
30% of Median$15400$17600$19800$22000$23750$25500$27300$29050
Very Low Income$25650$29300$33000$36650$39600$42500$45450$48400
Low-Income$41050$46900$52800$58650$63350$68050$72750$77400
Benton County, IA
30% of Median$13700$15650$17600$19550$21100$22700$24250$25800
Very Low Income$22800$26050$29300$32550$35150$37750$40350$42950
Low-Income$36450$41700$46900$52100$56250$60450$64600$68750
Cedar Rapids, IA
30% of Median$14200$16250$18250$20300$21900$23550$25150$26800
Very Low Income$23650$27050$30400$33800$36500$39200$41900$44600
Low-Income$37850$43300$48700$54100$58450$62750$67100$71400
Jones County, IA
30% of Median$12000$13700$15450$17150$18500$19900$21250$22650
Very Low Income$20000$22900$25750$28600$30900$33200$35450$37750
Low-Income$32050$36600$41200$45750$49400$53050$56750$60400
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL
30% of Median$12950$14800$16650$18500$20000$21450$22950$24400
Very Low Income$21550$24650$27700$30800$33250$35750$38200$40650
Low-Income$34500$39450$44350$49300$53250$57200$61150$65100
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
30% of Median$15050$17200$19350$21500$23200$24950$26650$28400
Very Low Income$25100$28700$32250$35850$38700$41600$44450$47300
Low-Income$40150$45900$51600$57350$61950$66550$71100$75700
Dubuque, IA
30% of Median$13150$15000$16900$18750$20250$21750$23250$24750
Very Low Income$21900$25000$28150$31250$33750$36250$38750$41250
Low-Income$35000$40000$45000$50000$54000$58000$62000$66000
Iowa City, IA
30% of Median$15950$18250$20500$22800$24600$26450$28250$30100
Very Low Income$26600$30400$34200$38000$41050$44100$47100$50150
Low-Income$42550$48650$54700$60800$65650$70550$75400$80250
Washington County, IA
30% of Median$12450$14200$16000$17750$19150$20600$22000$23450
Very Low Income$20700$23700$26650$29600$31950$34350$36700$39050
Low-Income$33150$37900$42600$47350$51150$54950$58700$62500
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
30% of Median$14650$16750$18850$20950$22650$24300$26000$27650
Very Low Income$24450$27950$31450$34950$37750$40550$43350$46150
Low-Income$39150$44700$50300$55900$60350$64850$69300$73800
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD
30% of Median$12350$14100$15900$17650$19050$20450$21900$23300
Very Low Income$20600$23500$26450$29400$31750$34100$36450$38800
Low-Income$32950$37650$42350$47050$50800$54600$58350$62100
Bremer County, IA
30% of Median$13600$15550$17500$19450$21000$22550$24100$25650
Very Low Income$22700$25900$29150$32400$35000$37600$40200$42750
Low-Income$36300$41500$46650$51850$56000$60150$64300$68450
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA
30% of Median$12550$14350$16150$17950$19400$20800$22250$23700
Very Low Income$20950$23950$26950$29950$32350$34750$37150$39550
Low-Income$33550$38300$43100$47900$51750$55550$59400$63250
Adair County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Adams County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Allamakee County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Appanoose County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Audubon County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Boone County, IA
30% of Median$13350$15300$17200$19100$20650$22150$23700$25200
Very Low Income$22300$25500$28650$31850$34400$36950$39500$42050
Low-Income$35650$40750$45850$50950$55050$59100$63200$67250
Buchanan County, IA
30% of Median$12450$14200$16000$17750$19150$20600$22000$23450
Very Low Income$20700$23700$26650$29600$31950$34350$36700$39050
Low-Income$33150$37900$42600$47350$51150$54950$58700$62500
Buena Vista County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Butler County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Calhoun County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Carroll County, IA
30% of Median$13150$15000$16900$18750$20250$21750$23250$24750
Very Low Income$21900$25000$28150$31250$33750$36250$38750$41250
Low-Income$35000$40000$45000$50000$54000$58000$62000$66000
Cass County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Cedar County, IA
30% of Median$13250$15150$17050$18950$20450$22000$23500$25000
Very Low Income$22100$25250$28400$31550$34050$36600$39100$41650
Low-Income$35350$40400$45450$50500$54550$58600$62600$66650
Cerro Gordo County, IA
30% of Median$12900$14700$16550$18400$19850$21350$22800$24300
Very Low Income$21500$24550$27650$30700$33150$35600$38050$40500
Low-Income$34350$39300$44200$49100$53050$56950$60900$64800
Cherokee County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Chickasaw County, IA
30% of Median$12000$13700$15450$17150$18500$19900$21250$22650
Very Low Income$20000$22900$25750$28600$30900$33200$35450$37750
Low-Income$32050$36600$41200$45750$49400$53050$56750$60400
Clarke County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Clay County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Clayton County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Clinton County, IA
30% of Median$12100$13850$15550$17300$18700$20050$21450$22850
Very Low Income$20150$23050$25900$28800$31100$33400$35700$38000
Low-Income$32250$36900$41500$46100$49800$53500$57150$60850
Crawford County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Davis County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Decatur County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Delaware County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Des Moines County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Dickinson County, IA
30% of Median$12950$14800$16650$18500$20000$21450$22950$24400
Very Low Income$21550$24650$27700$30800$33250$35750$38200$40650
Low-Income$34500$39450$44350$49300$53250$57200$61150$65100
Emmet County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Fayette County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Floyd County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Franklin County, IA
30% of Median$12250$14000$15750$17500$18900$20300$21700$23100
Very Low Income$20400$23300$26250$29150$31500$33800$36150$38500
Low-Income$32650$37300$42000$46650$50400$54100$57850$61600
Fremont County, IA
30% of Median$12650$14450$16250$18050$19500$20950$22400$23850
Very Low Income$21050$24050$27050$30050$32450$34850$37250$39650
Low-Income$33650$38500$43300$48100$51950$55800$59650$63500
Greene County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Hamilton County, IA
30% of Median$12450$14200$16000$17750$19150$20600$22000$23450
Very Low Income$20700$23650$26600$29550$31900$34300$36650$39000
Low-Income$33100$37850$42550$47300$51100$54850$58650$62450
Hancock County, IA
30% of Median$12000$13700$15450$17150$18500$19900$21250$22650
Very Low Income$20000$22850$25700$28550$30850$33100$35400$37700
Low-Income$32000$36550$41150$45700$49350$53000$56650$60300
Hardin County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Henry County, IA
30% of Median$12650$14450$16250$18050$19500$20950$22400$23850
Very Low Income$21050$24100$27100$30100$32500$34900$37300$39750
Low-Income$33700$38500$43350$48150$52000$55850$59700$63550
Howard County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Humboldt County, IA
30% of Median$12650$14450$16250$18050$19500$20950$22400$23850
Very Low Income$21050$24050$27050$30050$32450$34850$37250$39650
Low-Income$33650$38500$43300$48100$51950$55800$59650$63500
Ida County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Iowa County, IA
30% of Median$14150$16150$18200$20200$21800$23450$25050$26650
Very Low Income$23550$26900$30300$33650$36350$39050$41750$44400
Low-Income$37700$43100$48450$53850$58150$62450$66750$71100
Jackson County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Jasper County, IA
30% of Median$13150$15000$16900$18750$20250$21750$23250$24750
Very Low Income$21900$25000$28150$31250$33750$36250$38750$41250
Low-Income$35000$40000$45000$50000$54000$58000$62000$66000
Jefferson County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Keokuk County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Kossuth County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Lee County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Louisa County, IA
30% of Median$11950$13650$15350$17050$18400$19800$21150$22500
Very Low Income$19900$22700$25550$28400$30650$32950$35200$37500
Low-Income$31800$36350$40900$45450$49100$52700$56350$60000
Lucas County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Lyon County, IA
30% of Median$12250$14000$15750$17500$18900$20300$21700$23100
Very Low Income$20400$23300$26250$29150$31500$33800$36150$38500
Low-Income$32650$37300$42000$46650$50400$54100$57850$61600
Mahaska County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19850$22700$25500$28350$30600$32900$35150$37400
Low-Income$31750$36300$40800$45350$49000$52600$56250$59850
Marion County, IA
30% of Median$13850$15850$17800$19800$21400$22950$24550$26150
Very Low Income$23100$26400$29700$33000$35650$38300$40900$43550
Low-Income$36950$42250$47500$52800$57000$61250$65450$69700
Marshall County, IA
30% of Median$12550$14300$16100$17900$19350$20750$22200$23650
Very Low Income$20900$23900$26850$29850$32250$34650$37000$39400
Low-Income$33450$38200$43000$47750$51550$55400$59200$63050
Mitchell County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Monona County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Monroe County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Montgomery County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Muscatine County, IA
30% of Median$13150$15050$16900$18800$20300$21800$23300$24800
Very Low Income$21950$25100$28200$31350$33850$36350$38850$41400
Low-Income$35100$40100$45150$50150$54150$58150$62200$66200
O'Brien County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Osceola County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Page County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Palo Alto County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Plymouth County, IA
30% of Median$13500$15450$17350$19300$20850$22400$23950$25500
Very Low Income$22550$25750$29000$32200$34800$37350$39950$42500
Low-Income$36050$41200$46350$51500$55600$59750$63850$68000
Pocahontas County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Poweshiek County, IA
30% of Median$12650$14450$16250$18050$19500$20950$22400$23850
Very Low Income$21050$24100$27100$30100$32500$34900$37300$39750
Low-Income$33700$38500$43350$48150$52000$55850$59700$63550
Ringgold County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Sac County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Shelby County, IA
30% of Median$12100$13850$15550$17300$18700$20050$21450$22850
Very Low Income$20200$23100$25950$28850$31150$33450$35750$38100
Low-Income$32300$36900$41550$46150$49850$53550$57250$60900
Sioux County, IA
30% of Median$13000$14850$16700$18550$20050$21500$23000$24500
Very Low Income$21650$24700$27800$30900$33350$35850$38300$40800
Low-Income$34600$39550$44500$49450$53400$57350$61300$65250
Tama County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Taylor County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Union County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Van Buren County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Wapello County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Wayne County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Webster County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Winnebago County, IA
30% of Median$12850$14700$16500$18350$19800$21300$22750$24200
Very Low Income$21400$24450$27500$30550$33000$35450$37900$40350
Low-Income$34250$39100$44000$48900$52800$56700$60650$64550
Winneshiek County, IA
30% of Median$12350$14100$15900$17650$19050$20450$21900$23300
Very Low Income$20600$23550$26500$29450$31800$34150$36500$38850
Low-Income$32950$37700$42400$47100$50850$54650$58400$62150
Worth County, IA
30% of Median$11900$13600$15300$17000$18350$19700$21100$22450
Very Low Income$19800$22650$25450$28300$30550$32850$35100$37350
Low-Income$31700$36250$40750$45300$48900$52550$56150$59800
Wright County, IA
30% of Median$11950$13650$15350$17050$18400$19800$21150$22500
Very Low Income$19900$22750$25600$28450$30750$33000$35300$37550
Low-Income$31850$36400$40950$45500$49150$52800$56400$60050