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Affordable Housing In Brooklyn
Morgan County, Indiana

Housing Authorities that serve Brooklyn

Housing Authority Programs
South Central Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brooklyn, Indiana

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Brooklyn, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Brooklyn, Indiana

Brooklyn features 0 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Brooklyn, Indiana

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brooklyn.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brooklyn, Indiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brooklyn landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Brooklyn.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brooklyn, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $851 and $1,041.

2020 Brooklyn, Indiana Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $674 $778 $946 $1,256 $1,439
Payment Standard Range $607 to $741 $700 to $856 $851 to $1,041 $1,130 to $1,382 $1,295 to $1,583

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brooklyn, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.87%
Average Renter Household Size 3.57
Average Household Size 2.80
Median Household Income $52,417 ±$7,324
Median Rent $734 ±$177
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.07% ± 19.54pp
Total Population 1,635

Population and Household Demographics

Brooklyn is a city in Morgan County, Indiana with a population of 1,635. There are 583 households in the city with an average household size of 2.80 persons. 24.87% of households in Brooklyn are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brooklyn

The median gross income for households in Brooklyn is $52,417 a year, or $4,368 a month. The median rent for the city is $734 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brooklyn, a household making less than $2,447 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.07% of households who rent are overburdened in Brooklyn.

Area Median Income In Brooklyn

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Brooklyn, the AMI is calculated from all households within Morgan County.

In Brooklyn, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,000

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Brooklyn

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Brooklyn

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $17,250 $19,700 $22,150 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $28,700 $32,800 $36,900 $41,000 $44,300 $47,600 $50,850 $54,150
80% of Median $45,950 $52,500 $59,050 $65,600 $70,850 $76,100 $81,350 $86,600