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Affordable Housing In Gas City
Grant County, Indiana

4 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gas City

Hidden Ponds Apartments

1 E. Creekside Drive
Gas City, Indiana
2-4 BR

Riverview Apartments

242 W South I St
Gas City, Indiana

Gas City School Apartments

400 E South a St
Gas City, Indiana

Fairview Realty

301 S 10th St
Gas City, Indiana
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Housing Authorities that serve Gas City

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gas City, Indiana

There are 4 low income housing apartment communities offering 166 affordable apartments for rent in Gas City, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Gas City, Indiana

Gas City 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 Gas City, Indiana

There are 166 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gas City.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gas City, Indiana

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

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

2021 Gas City, 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.

Gas City, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 166
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.22%
Average Renter Household Size 2.75
Average Household Size 2.51
Median Household Income $41,979 ±$3,928
Median Rent $683 ±$77
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45.7% ± 11.68pp
Total Population 6,046

Population and Household Demographics

Gas City is a city in Grant County, Indiana with a population of 6,046. There are 2,379 households in the city with an average household size of 2.51 persons. 35.22% of households in Gas City are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gas City

The median gross income for households in Gas City is $41,979 a year, or $3,498 a month. The median rent for the city is $683 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gas City, a household making less than $2,277 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45.7% of households who rent are overburdened in Gas City.

Area Median Income In Gas City

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

In Gas City, 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 Gas City

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 Gas City

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