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Affordable Housing In Brownstown
Jackson County, Indiana

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brownstown

Country Apartments

600 N High Place
Brownstown, Indiana
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Brownstown Senior Housing

823 W 1st St
Brownstown, Indiana

Village Apartments of Brownstown II, Lp

900 N Main St
Brownstown, Indiana
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Housing Authorities that serve Brownstown

Housing Authority Programs
Seymour Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Human Services Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brownstown, Indiana

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 115 affordable apartments for rent in Brownstown, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Brownstown, Indiana

Brownstown features 24 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 Brownstown, Indiana

There are 91 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brownstown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Brownstown, Indiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Brownstown landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Brownstown.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Brownstown, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $683 and $835.

2020 Brownstown, 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 $532 $594 $759 $974 $1,211
Payment Standard Range $479 to $585 $535 to $653 $683 to $835 $877 to $1,071 $1,090 to $1,332

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Brownstown, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 115
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 24
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.23
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $38,565 ±$6,613
Median Rent $682 ±$82
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 48.55% ± 15.37pp
Total Population 2,958

Population and Household Demographics

Brownstown is a city in Jackson County, Indiana with a population of 2,958. There are 1,167 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 41.47% of households in Brownstown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brownstown

The median gross income for households in Brownstown is $38,565 a year, or $3,214 a month. The median rent for the city is $682 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brownstown, a household making less than $2,273 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 48.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Brownstown.

Area Median Income In Brownstown

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 Brownstown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jackson County.

In Brownstown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,300

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 Brownstown

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 Brownstown

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,750 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,100
50% of Median $22,900 $26,150 $29,400 $32,650 $35,300 $37,900 $40,500 $43,100
80% of Median $36,600 $41,800 $47,050 $52,250 $56,450 $60,650 $64,800 $69,000