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Affordable Housing In Howard County

27 Low Income Apartment Communities In Howard County

Greentown Apartments

630 S Maple St
Greentown, Indiana

3500 S Lafountain Was 412 Pillar Place

3500 S Lafountain St
Kokomo, Indiana

Bradford Run Apartments

3604 Briarwick Dr
Kokomo, Indiana

Autumn Trace Apartments, Phase I

2926 Harvest Dr
Kokomo, Indiana

Delta Commons %Landmark Mgmt

360 E. Kinsey Dr.
Russiaville, Indiana

Greencreek Estates C/O Olynger Mgmt.

606 Harvey Dr.
Greentown, Indiana

Housing Authorities that serve Howard County

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Howard County, Indiana

There are 27 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,585 affordable apartments for rent in Howard County, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Howard County, Indiana

Howard County features 1,560 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 Howard County, Indiana

There are 944 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Howard County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Howard County, Indiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Howard County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Howard County.

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

2021 Howard County, 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 research.

Howard County, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 27
Total Low Income Apartments 2,585
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,560
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.04%
Average Renter Household Size 2.26
Average Household Size 2.37
Median Household Income $44,226 ±$2,187
Median Rent $646 ±$21
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 46.73% ± 3.71pp
Total Population 82,765

Population and Household Demographics

Howard County is a county in Indiana with a population of 82,765. There are 34,413 households in the county with an average household size of 2.37 persons. 31.04% of households in Howard County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Howard County

The median gross income for households in Howard County is $44,226 a year, or $3,686 a month. The median rent for the county is $646 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Howard County, a household making less than $2,153 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 46.73% of households who rent are overburdened in Howard County.

Area Median Income In Howard County

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.

In Howard County, 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 Howard County

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 Howard County

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

Cities In Howard County

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City Served By
Greentown The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Greentown is the Peru Housing Authority.
Indian Heights The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Indian Heights is the Peru Housing Authority.
Kokomo The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Kokomo are the Kokomo Housing Authority and Peru Housing Authority.
Russiaville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Russiaville is the Peru Housing Authority.