Affordable Housing In Elwood
Madison County, Indiana

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Elwood

The Lofts at Leesons

201 S. Anderson St
Elwood, Indiana

Duck Creek Apartments

239 N 13th St
Elwood, Indiana

Forest Glen Apartments

1373 S L St
Elwood, Indiana
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Housing Authorities that serve Elwood

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Elwood Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Interlocal Community Action Program Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Elwood, Indiana

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 128 affordable apartments for rent in Elwood, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Elwood, Indiana

Elwood features 0 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 Elwood, Indiana

There are 128 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Elwood.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Elwood, Indiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Elwood landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Elwood.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Elwood, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $724 and $884.

2021 Elwood, 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
Elwood, Indiana Fair Market Rent $558 $619 $804 $1,038 $1,104
Elwood, Indiana Payment Standard Range $502 to $614 $557 to $681 $724 to $884 $934 to $1,142 $994 to $1,214

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Elwood, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 128
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 39.63%
Average Renter Household Size 2.71
Average Household Size 2.53
Median Household Income $36,282 ±$4,967
Median Rent $704 ±$55
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.69% ± 12.33pp
Total Population 8,484

Population and Household Demographics

Elwood is a city in Madison County, Indiana with a population of 8,484. There are 3,351 households in the city with an average household size of 2.53 persons. 39.63% of households in Elwood are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Elwood

The median gross income for households in Elwood is $36,282 a year, or $3,024 a month. The median rent for the city is $704 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Elwood, a household making less than $2,347 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.69% of households who rent are overburdened in Elwood.

Area Median Income In Elwood

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 Elwood, the AMI is calculated from all households within Madison County.

In Elwood, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,900

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 Elwood

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 Elwood

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Elwood 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 Elwood 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 Elwood 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