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Affordable Housing In Charlestown
Clark County, Indiana

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Charlestown

Windsor Apartments

328 Maple Dr
Charlestown, Indiana

Windsor Apartments II

314 Maple Dr
Charlestown, Indiana

Maple Leaf Apartments Charleston

228 Maple Dr
Charlestown, Indiana

Woodridge Apartments

146 Woodridge Dr
Charlestown, Indiana

Woodridge Apartments

196 McCampbell St
Charlestown, Indiana
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Housing Authorities that serve Charlestown

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Community Action of Southern Indiana Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Charlestown, Indiana

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 370 affordable apartments for rent in Charlestown, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Charlestown, Indiana

Charlestown features 310 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 Charlestown, Indiana

There are 60 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Charlestown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Charlestown, Indiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Charlestown landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $200 towards rent in Charlestown.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Charlestown, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $785 and $959.

2020 Charlestown, 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 $614 $713 $872 $1,174 $1,331
Payment Standard Range $553 to $675 $642 to $784 $785 to $959 $1,057 to $1,291 $1,198 to $1,464

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Charlestown, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 370
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 310
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 41.04%
Average Renter Household Size 2.56
Average Household Size 2.67
Median Household Income $43,684 ±$6,137
Median Rent $693 ±$64
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.12% ± 14.78pp
Total Population 7,906

Population and Household Demographics

Charlestown is a city in Clark County, Indiana with a population of 7,906. There are 2,956 households in the city with an average household size of 2.67 persons. 41.04% of households in Charlestown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Charlestown

The median gross income for households in Charlestown is $43,684 a year, or $3,640 a month. The median rent for the city is $693 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Charlestown, a household making less than $2,310 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.12% of households who rent are overburdened in Charlestown.

Area Median Income In Charlestown

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 Charlestown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Clark County.

In Charlestown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $77,500

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 Charlestown

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 Charlestown

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $16,300 $18,600 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $27,150 $31,000 $34,900 $38,750 $41,850 $44,950 $48,050 $51,150
80% of Median $43,400 $49,600 $55,800 $62,000 $67,000 $71,950 $76,900 $81,850