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Affordable Housing In Greentown
Howard County, Indiana

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Greentown

Greentown Apartments

630 S Maple St
Greentown, Indiana

Greencreek Estates C/O Olynger Mgmt.

606 Harvey Dr.
Greentown, Indiana
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Housing Authorities that serve Greentown

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Greentown, Indiana

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 200 affordable apartments for rent in Greentown, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Greentown, Indiana

Greentown features 144 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 Greentown, Indiana

There are 56 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Greentown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Greentown, Indiana

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

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

2021 Greentown, 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 $576 $579 $732 $1,019 $1,121
Payment Standard Range $518 to $634 $521 to $637 $659 to $805 $917 to $1,121 $1,009 to $1,233

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Greentown, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 200
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 144
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.82%
Average Renter Household Size 1.77
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $43,011 ±$6,595
Median Rent $522 ±$38
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 55% ± 14.87pp
Total Population 2,710

Population and Household Demographics

Greentown is a city in Howard County, Indiana with a population of 2,710. There are 1,073 households in the city with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 29.82% of households in Greentown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Greentown

The median gross income for households in Greentown is $43,011 a year, or $3,584 a month. The median rent for the city is $522 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Greentown, a household making less than $1,740 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 55% of households who rent are overburdened in Greentown.

Area Median Income In Greentown

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 Greentown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Howard County.

In Greentown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $63,900

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 Greentown

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 Greentown

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