Affordable Housing In Ferdinand
Dubois County, Indiana

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Ferdinand

Benet Hall Apartments

821 Benet Drive
Ferdinand, Indiana
Call For Rent
2 BR

Ferdinand Housing for the Elderly, Phase II

234 W 9th St
Ferdinand, Indiana
Elderly Supportive Housing

Golden Years Haven

855 Missouri St
Ferdinand, Indiana
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Ferdinand, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Ferdinand, Indiana

Housing Authority Programs
Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Ferdinand, Indiana

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 55 affordable apartments for rent in Ferdinand, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Ferdinand, Indiana

Ferdinand features 40 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 Ferdinand, Indiana

There are 15 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Ferdinand.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Ferdinand, Indiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Ferdinand, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $909.

2023 Ferdinand, 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
Ferdinand, Indiana Fair Market Rent $576 $628 $826 $1,094 $1,407
Ferdinand, Indiana Payment Standard Range $518 to $634 $565 to $691 $743 to $909 $985 to $1,203 $1,266 to $1,548

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Ferdinand, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 55
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 40
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.4%
Average Renter Household Size 1.69
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $55,263 ±$7,307
Median Rent $615 ±$70
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.41% ± 12.87pp
Total Population 2,092

Population and Household Demographics

Ferdinand is a city in Dubois County, Indiana with a population of 2,092. There are 838 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 28.4% of households in Ferdinand are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Ferdinand

The median gross income for households in Ferdinand is $55,263 a year, or $4,605 a month. The median rent for the city is $615 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Ferdinand, a household making less than $2,050 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.41% of households who rent are overburdened in Ferdinand.

Area Median Income In Ferdinand

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 Ferdinand, the AMI is calculated from all households within Dubois County.

In Ferdinand, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,800

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 Ferdinand

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 Ferdinand

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Ferdinand AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,400 $19,900 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Ferdinand AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,000 $33,150 $37,300 $41,400 $44,750 $48,050 $51,350 $54,650
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Ferdinand AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,400 $53,000 $59,650 $66,250 $71,550 $76,850 $82,150 $87,450