Affordable Housing In Converse
Grant County, Indiana

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Converse

Gaslight Apartments

111 S 3rd Street
Converse, Indiana
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing

Briarwood Apartments

210 Village St
Converse, Indiana
Subsidized
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Converse, Indiana

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Converse, Indiana

Housing Authority Programs
Peru Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Converse, Indiana

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 78 affordable apartments for rent in Converse, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Converse, Indiana

Converse features 78 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 Converse, Indiana

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Converse, Indiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Converse, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $664 and $812.

2022 Converse, 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
Converse, Indiana Fair Market Rent $561 $595 $738 $969 $1,129
Converse, Indiana Payment Standard Range $505 to $617 $536 to $655 $664 to $812 $872 to $1,066 $1,016 to $1,242

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Converse, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 78
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 78
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 38.69%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.72
Median Household Income $37,159 ±$11,252
Median Rent $619 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.2% ± 16.12pp
Total Population 1,455

Population and Household Demographics

Converse is a city in Grant County, Indiana with a population of 1,455. There are 535 households in the city with an average household size of 2.72 persons. 38.69% of households in Converse are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Converse

The median gross income for households in Converse is $37,159 a year, or $3,097 a month. The median rent for the city is $619 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Converse, a household making less than $2,063 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 37.2% of households who rent are overburdened in Converse.

Area Median Income In Converse

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 Converse, the AMI is calculated from all households within Grant County.

In Converse, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $55,200

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 Converse

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 Converse

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Converse AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,050 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Converse AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,400 $26,750 $30,100 $33,400 $36,100 $38,750 $41,450 $44,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Converse AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,450 $42,800 $48,150 $53,450 $57,750 $62,050 $66,300 $70,600