Public Housing

Public Housing is subsidized assistance for residents of PCHA-owned properties. PCHA manages and maintains 180 apartments. These apartments are located at six developments throughout Polk County, and are available to eligible low-income families, seniors and people with disabilities.

How affordable is Public Housing?

Rent Payment:The formula used in determining rental payment is the highest of the following:

  • 30% of monthly adjusted income (after allowed deductions)
  • 10% of monthly income ($50 minimum rent)
  • Flat Rent: 0 BR-$322, 1 BR-$338, 2 BR-$441, 3 BR-$596

The income limits are:(effective March 28,2016/Subject to changes annually)

  • 1 – $25,050
  • 2 – $28,600
  • 3 – $32,200
  • 4 – $35,750
  • 5 – $38,650
  • 6 – $41,500
  • 7 – $44,350
  • 8 – $47,200

These income limits are subject to change as directed by Congress.

How long is the wait for Public Housing?

Applicants are placed on the waiting list according to apartment size, and date and time of application. Wait time varies due to bedroom size applicant is eligible for and vacancies.

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