Affordable Housing In Gary
41 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gary
Housing Authorities that serve Gary
|Gary Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Gary, Indiana
There are 41 low income housing apartment communities offering 5,658 affordable apartments for rent in Gary, Indiana.
Income Based Apartments in Gary, Indiana
Gary features 4,290 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 Gary, Indiana
There are 1,368 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gary.
Housing Choice Vouchers in Gary, Indiana
On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Gary landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Gary.
The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gary, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $825 and $1,009.
2020 Gary, 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||$597||$746||$917||$1,143||$1,292|
|Payment Standard Range||$537 to $657||$671 to $821||$825 to $1,009||$1,029 to $1,257||$1,163 to $1,421|
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Gary, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||41|
|Total Low Income Apartments||5,658|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||4,290|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||48.82%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.67|
|Average Household Size||2.52|
|Median Household Income||$28,020 ±$1,263|
|Median Rent||$728 ±$18|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||53.49% ± 3.1pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Income and Rent Overburden in Gary
The median gross income for households in Gary is $28,020 a year, or $2,335 a month. The median rent for the city is $728 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gary, a household making less than $2,427 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 53.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Gary.1
Area Median Income In Gary
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 Gary, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lake County.
In Gary, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,800
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 Gary
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 Gary
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$15,300||$17,500||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$25,500||$29,150||$32,800||$36,400||$39,350||$42,250||$45,150||$48,050|
|80% of Median||$40,800||$46,600||$52,450||$58,250||$62,950||$67,600||$72,250||$76,900|