Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Covington, IN

Find 1 low-income apartments and rental assistance options in Covington, IN – including subsidized, public, senior, HUD, and other government housing programs.

Wabash Manor

301 Constitution Avenue, Covington, Indiana

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Reported On November 29th, 2023 by Lorena Bentley

The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Covington, Indiana
$16.34/hour
$9.09 (+125%) more than Indiana minimum wage and $9.09 (+125%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Covington, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Covington, Indiana.

Go to the Indiana Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Covington.

How many renters live in Covington, Indiana?

The City of Covington has 3,039 people living in 1,276 households.

There are 975 renters living in 446 renter households in this City. Renters make up 32.08 percent of the population living in Covington.

What is the rental market like in Covington, Indiana?

There are an estimated 1,377 housing units in the Covington area. Of these, 504 units are rental homes, making up 37 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Covington, Indiana, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Covington?

The rental vacancy rate in Covington is 2 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Covington for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Covington
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
0 64 257 75 50
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Covington

A large number of apartments in Covington have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Covington are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 23 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 14 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Covington

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $600 to $1,393. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $600
One BR $657
Two BR $863
Three BR $1,053
Four BR $1,393
2024 Fair Market Rents in Covington, Indiana

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Covington?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
One BR 35 55 percent
Two BR 164 64 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Covington, Indiana

How many affordable rental units are in Covington?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Covington, Indiana including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 24
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Covington, Indiana

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Covington, Indiana

Covington 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 Covington, Indiana

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Covington, Indiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Covington, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $777 and $949.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.