About Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown

The Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Charlestown, Indiana.

The Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown serves Charlestown.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown manages 44 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard
Vouchers 44
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $397
Monthly Cost $17,463

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 16% having issued approximately 3 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 6 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $12,047 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 88% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 35% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 6% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

49% of households included children, 18% of which had two adults in the household. 25% of households with children have a female head of household. 59% of all households were headed by a female.

25% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 22% of all heads of households being Black and 4% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 46% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 100% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

12% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 53% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 37% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown voucher holders in 2016 was $275 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $512. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $89.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown

146 Woodridge Dr
Woodridge Apartments is a 146 unit low income housing apartment community in Charlestown.
196 McCampbell St
Woodridge Apartments is a 104 unit low income housing apartment community in Charlestown.
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Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown

314 Maple Dr
Windsor Apartments II is a 30 unit low income housing apartment community in Charlestown.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
228 Maple Dr
Maple Leaf Apartments Charleston is a 30 unit low income housing apartment community in Charlestown.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Project Based Rental Assistance
328 Maple Dr
Windsor Apartments is a 60 unit low income housing apartment community in Charlestown.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Charlestown.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
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