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Affordable Housing In Knightstown
Henry County, Indiana

3 Low Income Apartment Communities In Knightstown

Amber Court Apartments

138 W Lincoln St
Knightstown, Indiana
Subsidized

Academy Apartments

338 N Adams St
Knightstown, Indiana

Academy Place Apartments

340 N Adams St
Knightstown, Indiana
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Knightstown

Housing Authority Programs
Interlocal Community Action Program Inc Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Knightstown, Indiana

There are 3 low income housing apartment communities offering 138 affordable apartments for rent in Knightstown, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Knightstown, Indiana

Knightstown features 62 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 Knightstown, Indiana

There are 76 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Knightstown.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Knightstown, Indiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Knightstown, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $645 and $789.

2020 Knightstown, 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 $502 $580 $717 $958 $1,009
Payment Standard Range $452 to $552 $522 to $638 $645 to $789 $862 to $1,054 $908 to $1,110

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Knightstown, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 3
Total Low Income Apartments 138
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 62
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.26%
Average Renter Household Size 2.31
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $36,920 ±$7,702
Median Rent $595 ±$93
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 39.26% ± 12.27pp
Total Population 2,123

Population and Household Demographics

Knightstown is a city in Henry County, Indiana with a population of 2,123. There are 899 households in the city with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 36.26% of households in Knightstown are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Knightstown

The median gross income for households in Knightstown is $36,920 a year, or $3,077 a month. The median rent for the city is $595 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Knightstown, a household making less than $1,983 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 39.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Knightstown.

Area Median Income In Knightstown

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 Knightstown, the AMI is calculated from all households within Henry County.

In Knightstown, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $60,600

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 Knightstown

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 Knightstown

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