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Affordable Housing In Brown County

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brown County

Hawthorne Hills Senior Apartments

111 Hawthorne Drive
Nashville, Indiana
1-2 BR

Sycamore Place Apts

121 South Johnson Street
Nashville, Indiana
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Housing Authorities that serve Brown County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brown County, Indiana

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 77 affordable apartments for rent in Brown County, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Brown County, Indiana

Brown County features 20 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 Brown County, Indiana

There are 57 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brown County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brown County, Indiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brown County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Brown County.

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

2020 Brown County, 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.

Brown County, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 77
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 20
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.56%
Average Renter Household Size 2.76
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $54,615 ±$3,712
Median Rent $932 ±$45
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 49.64% ± 11.31pp
Total Population 15,011

Population and Household Demographics

Brown County is a county in Indiana with a population of 15,011. There are 6,095 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 20.56% of households in Brown County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brown County

The median gross income for households in Brown County is $54,615 a year, or $4,551 a month. The median rent for the county is $932 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brown County, a household making less than $3,107 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 49.64% of households who rent are overburdened in Brown County.

Area Median Income In Brown County

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.

In Brown County, 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 Brown County

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 Brown County

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

Cities In Brown County

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City Served By
Cordry Sweetwater Lakes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Cordry Sweetwater Lakes is the South Central Community Action Program.
Nashville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Nashville is the South Central Community Action Program.