Cheap Apartments In Dubois County
Indiana

Jasper Lofts

1300 Dewey Street
Jasper, IN
$525-675
1-4 BR

The Lofts at St. Joseph’s

1900 Medical Arts Boulevard
Huntingburg, IN
$499-599
1-2 BR
55+

Meadowood Apartments

660 Rumbach Avenue
Jasper, IN
1 BR
62+
Subsidized

Benet Hall Apartments

821 Benet Drive
Ferdinand, IN

Oak Ridge Place Apartments

109 B East 17th Street
Huntingburg, IN

Ferdinand Housing for the Elderly, Phase II

234 W 9th St
Ferdinand, IN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Dorothea Dix House, Inc

1002 E 10th St
Huntingburg, IN
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Badendorff Arms

271 Baden Strasse
Jasper, IN
Subsidized

Benjamin Rush Home Jasper

1702 N Mill St
Jasper, IN
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Lincoln Village I

506 Pleasant View Dr
Huntingburg, IN
Subsidized

There are 19 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 625 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.

Housing Authorities that serve Dubois County

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 Properties 19
Total Low Income Apartments 625
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 358
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 24.26%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Total Population 42,291
Housing Units 16,190
Average Household Size 2.55
Median Household Income $53,513 ±$1,721
Median Rent $605 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 37.41% ± 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 $70,100

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.

Income Qualifications for Dubois County HUD Rental Assistance in Dubois County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,750 $16,850 $20,780 $25,100 $29,420 $33,740 $38,060 $42,380
50% of Median $24,550 $28,050 $31,550 $35,050 $37,900 $40,700 $43,500 $46,300
80% of Median $39,300 $44,900 $50,500 $56,100 $60,600 $65,100 $69,600 $74,100

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.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Dubois County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $24,550 $28,050 $31,550 $35,050 $37,900 $40,700 $43,500 $46,300
HERA 50% $24,650 $28,200 $31,700 $35,200 $38,050 $40,850 $43,650 $46,500
60% of Median $29,460 $33,660 $37,860 $42,060 $45,480 $48,840 $52,200 $55,560
HERA 60% $29,580 $33,840 $38,040 $42,240 $45,660 $49,020 $52,380 $55,800

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 $37,860 a year, or $3,155 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,155 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $947 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 AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $614 $658 $789 $912 $1,018 $1,123
60% $737 $789 $947 $1,094 $1,221 $1,347
Fair Market Rents in Dubois County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2018 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$528 $531 $697 $961 $1,228

Cities In Dubois County

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City Listings Served By
Huntingburg 6 The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Huntingburg are the Housing Authority of the City of Huntingburg and Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation.
Jasper 8 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Jasper is the Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation.
Ferdinand 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ferdinand is the Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation.
Holland 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Holland is the Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation.
Birdseye 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Birdseye is the Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation.
Dubois 0 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dubois is the Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation.