Affordable Housing In Dubois County
Indiana

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There are 17 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 513 affordable apartments for rent in Dubois County, Indiana. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with about 358 apartments that set rent based on your income. Often referred to as "HUD apartments", there are 234 Project-Based Section 8 subsidized apartments in Dubois County. There are 228 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are still considered to be affordable housing for low income families.

The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Dubois County are the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation.

Affordable Apartments in Dubois County

660 Rumbach Avenue
Jasper, Indiana
Meadowood Apartments is a 72 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Jasper.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8
Project Based Rental Assistance
Senior (62+)
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821 Benet Drive
Ferdinand, Indiana
Benet Hall Apartments is a 15 unit low income housing apartment community in Ferdinand.
109 B East 17th Street
Huntingburg, Indiana
Oak Ridge Place Apartments is a 62 unit low income housing apartment community in Huntingburg.
234 W 9th St
Ferdinand, Indiana
Ferdinand Housing for the Elderly, Phase II is a 20 unit low income housing apartment community in Ferdinand.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Project Based Rental Assistance
Senior (62+)
Accessible Units
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1002 E 10th St
Huntingburg, Indiana
Dorothea Dix House, Inc is a 10 unit low income housing apartment community in Huntingburg.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Project Based Rental Assistance
Accessible Units
Persons With Disabilities
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Housing Authorities that serve Dubois County

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation is a Section 8 public housing agency in Mitchell, Indiana.

Other Housing Authorities located in Dubois County

The Housing Authority of the City of Huntingburg is a Public Housing public housing agency in Huntingburg, Indiana.

Understanding Affordable Housing in Dubois County, Indiana

Dubois County, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties17
Total Low Income Apartments513
Total Rent Assisted Apartments358
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters24.26%
Average Renter Household Size2.42
Total Population42,291
Housing Units16,190
Average Household Size2.55
Median Household Income$53,513 ±$1,721
Median Rent$605 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened37.41% ± 6.81pp

Population and Household Demographics

Dubois County is a County in Indiana with a population of 42,291. There are 16,190 households in the county with an average household size of 2.55 persons. 24.26% of households in Dubois County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Dubois County

The median gross income for households in Dubois County is $53,513 a year, or $4,459 a month. The median rent for the county is $605 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Dubois County, a household making less than $2,017 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent.37.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Dubois County.1

Data derived from 2010 Census and 2015 5-Year American Community Survey. Learn More.
1 Margin of Error: ± 6.81 percentage points.

Area Median Income In Dubois 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 Dubois County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,700

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 Dubois 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.

Dubois County HUD Rental Assistance Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
30%$14,250$16,250$20,420$24,600$28,780$32,960$37,140$41,320
50%$23,700$27,100$30,500$33,850$36,600$39,300$42,000$44,700
80%$37,950$43,350$48,750$54,150$58,500$62,850$67,150$71,500

You can identify apartment communities that participate in a program that provides rental assistance by looking for the tags in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Dubois County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1989 to 2000, 5 low income apartment communities containing 98 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Dubois County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

You can identify apartment communities that participate in the program in Dubois County by looking for the tag in the apartment list above. View Apartments.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Dubois County Low Income Housing Tax Credit Income Limits

AMI Band1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
50%$23,700$27,100$30,500$33,850$36,600$39,300$42,000$44,700
HERA 50%$24,650$28,150$31,650$35,150$38,000$40,800$43,600$46,400
60%$28,440$32,520$36,600$40,620$43,920$47,160$50,400$53,640
HERA 60%$29,580$33,780$37,980$42,180$45,600$48,960$52,320$55,680

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Dubois County is $36,600 a year, or $3,050 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,050 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $915 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMIStudio2 Bed3 Bed4 Bed1 Bed5 Bed
50%$593$635$763$881$983$1,084
60%$711$762$915$1,057$1,179$1,301

Cities In Dubois County

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CityListingsServed By
Huntingburg5The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Huntingburg are the Housing Authority of the City of Huntingburg and Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation.
Jasper7The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jasper is the Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation.
Ferdinand3The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ferdinand is the Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation.
Holland1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holland is the Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation.
Birdseye1The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Birdseye is the Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation.
Dubois0The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dubois is the Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation.