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Affordable Housing In Fairmount
Grant County, Indiana

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Fairmount

Fairview Apartments

600 N Barclay St
Fairmount, Indiana

Prairie View Apts.

State Road 26 and
Fairmount, Indiana

Prairie View II Apartments

State Road 26 and
Fairmount, Indiana
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Housing Authorities that serve Fairmount

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Fairmount, Indiana

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 94 affordable apartments for rent in Fairmount, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Fairmount, Indiana

Fairmount features 94 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 Fairmount, Indiana

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

Housing Choice Vouchers in Fairmount, Indiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Fairmount, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $659 and $805.

2021 Fairmount, 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
Fair Market Rent $574 $598 $732 $961 $1,099
Payment Standard Range $517 to $631 $538 to $658 $659 to $805 $865 to $1,057 $989 to $1,209

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Fairmount, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 94
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 94
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.08%
Average Renter Household Size 2.82
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $38,125 ±$8,737
Median Rent $616 ±$171
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.88% ± 18.97pp
Total Population 3,002

Population and Household Demographics

Fairmount is a city in Grant County, Indiana with a population of 3,002. There are 1,082 households in the city with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 27.08% of households in Fairmount are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Fairmount

The median gross income for households in Fairmount is $38,125 a year, or $3,177 a month. The median rent for the city is $616 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Fairmount, a household making less than $2,053 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.88% of households who rent are overburdened in Fairmount.

Area Median Income In Fairmount

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

In Fairmount, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,500

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 Fairmount

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 Fairmount

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,750 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,100
50% of Median $22,900 $26,150 $29,400 $32,650 $35,300 $37,900 $40,500 $43,100
80% of Median $36,600 $41,800 $47,050 $52,250 $56,450 $60,650 $64,800 $69,000