About Us

About Us

The Polk County Housing Trust Fund is the comprehensive planning, advocacy and funding organization for affordable housing in Polk County, Iowa. Our dollars help fund safe, stable affordable housing for folks making less than 80% of Area Media Income. In many cases this is housing for people working full-time in the community's service sector. Residents who pay in excess of 30% of their gross income for housing are considered cost burdened. Helping make sure there is adequate inventory for all people of all income levels is what we do at the PCHTF.

Households marked in yellow cannot afford a 2-bedroom apartment renting at HUD Fair Market Rent ($738/mo).

2014 HUD Income Limits for Polk County
Family Size Percentage of area median income (AMI)
Maximum affordable (30%) rent payment
30% 50% 60% 80% 100%
1 $15,750 $26,250 $31,500 $41,950 $52,450
$394 $656 $788 $1,049 $1,311
2 $18,000 $30,000 $36,000 $47,950 $59,950
$450 $750 $900 $1,199 $1,499
3 $20,250 $33,750 $40,500 $53,950 $67,450
$506 $844 $1,013 $1,349 $1,686
4 $22,450 $37,450 $40,500 $53,950 $67,450
$561 $936 $1,124 $1,498 $1,873
5 $24,250 $40,450 $48,550 $64,700 $80,900
$606 $1,011 $1,214 $1,618 $2,023
6 $26,050 $43,450 $52,150 $69,500 $86,900
$651 $1,086 $1,304 $1,738 $2,173
7 $27,850 $46,450 $55,750 $74,300 $92,900
$696 $1,161 $1,394 $1,858 $2,323
8 $29,650 $49,450 $59,350 $79,100 $98,900
$741 $1,236 $1,484 $1,978 $2,473