Affordable Housing In La Porte
LaPorte County, Indiana

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In La Porte

Canterbury House Apartments - Michigan City II

1200 Mallard Dr
La Porte, Indiana
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Market Rate

Maple Tree Apartments

1405 W 18th St
La Porte, Indiana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Maple Tree Apartments II

1405 W 18th St
La Porte, Indiana
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Accepts Vouchers
Market Rate

Country Acres Apartments

1701 Country Lane Dr
La Porte, Indiana

Carriage House Laporte I

1700 Andrew Ave
La Porte, Indiana

Cambridge Square Laporte

1111 Longwood Dr
La Porte, Indiana

The Rumely

800 Michigan Ave
La Porte, Indiana
Accepts Vouchers

Maple City Square

1204 Andrew Ave
La Porte, Indiana
Elderly Supportive Housing
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Guide To Affordable Housing in La Porte, Indiana

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 764 affordable apartments for rent in La Porte, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in La Porte, Indiana

La Porte features 364 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 La Porte, Indiana

There are 400 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in La Porte.

Housing Choice Vouchers in La Porte, Indiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in La Porte, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $706 and $862.

2020 La Porte, 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 $511 $607 $784 $1,018 $1,062
Payment Standard Range $460 to $562 $546 to $668 $706 to $862 $916 to $1,120 $956 to $1,168

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

La Porte, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 764
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 364
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.2%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.31
Median Household Income $34,900 ±$3,528
Median Rent $649 ±$30
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 41.99% ± 5.85pp
Total Population 22,242

Population and Household Demographics

La Porte is a City in LaPorte County, Indiana with a population of 22,242. There are 9,339 households in the city with an average household size of 2.31 persons. 43.2% of households in La Porte are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in La Porte

The median gross income for households in La Porte is $34,900 a year, or $2,908 a month. The median rent for the city is $649 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In La Porte, a household making less than $2,163 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 41.99% of households who rent are overburdened in La Porte.1

Area Median Income In La Porte

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 La Porte, the AMI is calculated from all households within LaPorte County.

In La Porte, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $70,400

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 La Porte

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 La Porte

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,500 $26,850 $30,200 $33,550 $36,250 $38,950 $41,650 $44,300
80% of Median $37,600 $42,950 $48,300 $53,650 $57,950 $62,250 $66,550 $70,850