Affordable Housing In Gosport
Owen County, Indiana

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Gosport

Gosport Apartments

7 S 3rd St
Gosport, Indiana

Kingston Ridge Apartments

582 N 5th St
Gosport, Indiana
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Gosport, 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 Gosport, Indiana

Housing Authority Programs
South Central Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Gosport, Indiana

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 52 affordable apartments for rent in Gosport, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Gosport, Indiana

Gosport features 20 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 Gosport, Indiana

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Gosport.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Gosport, Indiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Gosport, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $681 and $833.

2022 Gosport, 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
Gosport, Indiana Fair Market Rent $578 $582 $757 $1,075 $1,296
Gosport, Indiana Payment Standard Range $520 to $636 $524 to $640 $681 to $833 $968 to $1,183 $1,166 to $1,426

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Gosport, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 52
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 20
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.46
Average Household Size 2.21
Median Household Income $38,977 ±$9,698
Median Rent $638 ±$62
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.3% ± 16.38pp
Total Population 740

Population and Household Demographics

Gosport is a city in Owen County, Indiana with a population of 740. There are 311 households in the city with an average household size of 2.21 persons. 47.91% of households in Gosport are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Gosport

The median gross income for households in Gosport is $38,977 a year, or $3,248 a month. The median rent for the city is $638 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Gosport, a household making less than $2,127 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.3% of households who rent are overburdened in Gosport.

Area Median Income In Gosport

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 Gosport, the AMI is calculated from all households within Owen County.

In Gosport, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,800

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 Gosport

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 Gosport

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Gosport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$14,050 $17,420 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,100
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Gosport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$23,400 $26,750 $30,100 $33,400 $36,100 $38,750 $41,450 $44,100
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Gosport AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$37,450 $42,800 $48,150 $53,450 $57,750 $62,050 $66,300 $70,600