Jackson County Housing Authority

Find Jackson County Iowa housing authorities, departments, and HUD. Housing authorities provide information on section 8 public housing, rentals, applications, eligibility, affordable, low income, subsidized fair housing, hud homes, housing projects, and section 42 tax credits.


Maquoketa Housing Authority 201 East Pleasant Street Maquoketa IA 52060 563-652-5601


About Jackson County Housing Authorities

Jackson County Housing Authorities are local government agencies established to construct, own, operate, and manage public housing and other forms of subsidized housing for low-income residents in Jackson County, IA. Jackson County ordinances establish Public Housing Authorities, and the local legislative body appoints the Jackson County Housing Board.

You may contact the Housing Authority for questions about:
  • Finding Jackson County low income and affordable housing
  • Section 8 housing applications
  • Jackson County housing lottery and waitlist process
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Federal Housing Act (FHA)
Find Low Income Housing in Jackson County

Jackson County Housing Authorities can provide information about the Jackson County low income housing program including the application process, lottery and waitlist. You may contact the Jackson County Housing Department to learn about joining the waiting list and when they are accepting applications.

Department of Housing in Jackson County, IA

The single largest subsidized housing program in the country is the Federal Public Housing Program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) operating under the Federal Housing Act (FHA). The Public Housing Program provides safe, decent rental housing to eligible low-income residents in Jackson County, Iowa. Housing Authorities receive operating subsidies and capital improvement funds from HUD to create, own, and manage Jackson County public housing developments for eligible residents. Eligible Jackson County residents pay below market rent for the housing, which is usually no more than 30% of their income.

Public Housing Program

A wide range of housing types may be offered through Jackson County public housing progams including high rise apartment buildings, townhomes, and single-family homes. HUD exercises a high degree of oversight, setting rules for public housing eligibility and creating standards and procedures for the Jackson County Housing Authority's management of public housing.

Jackson County Section 8 Housing

Jackson County Housing Departments also administer the Housing Choice Voucher Program, commonly referred to as Section 8 housing. Section 8 vouchers are used by recipients to rent apartments in participating privately owned rental units. The property owner receives market rate rent for the unit, but the tenant's rental payment is limited to no more than 30% to 40% of their income. The Jackson County Housing Authority pays the balance of the rent to the property owner.