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Affordable Housing In Goshen
Elkhart County, Indiana

7 Low Income Apartment Communities In Goshen

Maple Leaf Commons

2926 Elkhart Rd
Goshen, Indiana
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1 BR
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Hattle

112 E Lincoln Ave
Goshen, Indiana

Greencroft Central Manor

1300 Greencroft Dr
Goshen, Indiana
Elderly Supportive Housing

617 N Third St

617 N 3rd St
Goshen, Indiana

Mercer Manor Pdm Partnership CO Justus Prop Mgmt

500 Mercer Ave
Goshen, Indiana

1101 West Lincoln Avenue

1101 W Lincoln Ave
Goshen, Indiana

Arbor Ridge Apartments

413 Arbor Ct
Goshen, Indiana
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Housing Authorities that serve Goshen

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of the City of Goshen Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Warsaw Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Brightpoint Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Goshen, Indiana

There are 7 low income housing apartment communities offering 256 affordable apartments for rent in Goshen, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Goshen, Indiana

Goshen features 142 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 Goshen, Indiana

There are 114 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Goshen.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Goshen, Indiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Goshen, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $743 and $908.

2021 Goshen, 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 $545 $640 $825 $1,047 $1,119
Payment Standard Range $491 to $600 $576 to $704 $743 to $908 $942 to $1,152 $1,007 to $1,231

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Goshen, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 7
Total Low Income Apartments 256
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 142
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.99%
Average Renter Household Size 2.63
Average Household Size 2.61
Median Household Income $41,117 ±$2,076
Median Rent $719 ±$23
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 45% ± 5.79pp
Total Population 32,946

Population and Household Demographics

Goshen is a city in Elkhart County, Indiana with a population of 32,946. There are 12,028 households in the city with an average household size of 2.61 persons. 43.99% of households in Goshen are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Goshen

The median gross income for households in Goshen is $41,117 a year, or $3,426 a month. The median rent for the city is $719 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Goshen, a household making less than $2,397 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 45% of households who rent are overburdened in Goshen.

Area Median Income In Goshen

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 Goshen, the AMI is calculated from all households within Elkhart County.

In Goshen, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,200

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 Goshen

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 Goshen

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,750 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $24,600 $28,100 $31,600 $35,100 $37,950 $40,750 $43,550 $46,350
80% of Median $39,350 $44,950 $50,550 $56,150 $60,650 $65,150 $69,650 $74,150