Affordable Housing In Lake County
82 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lake County
Other Housing Authorities located in Lake County
|Hammond Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency|
|Gary Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
|East Chicago Housing Authority||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing|
|Northwest Indiana Community Action||Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)|
Guide To Affordable Housing in Lake County, Indiana
There are 82 low income housing apartment communities offering 9,705 affordable apartments for rent in Lake County, Indiana. Lake County features 7,009 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 2,696 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lake County.
Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.
Lake County, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot
|Total Affordable Apartment Properties||82|
|Total Low Income Apartments||9,705|
|Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance||7,009|
|Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters||31.14%|
|Average Renter Household Size||2.53|
|Average Household Size||2.65|
|Median Household Income||$50,135 ±$639|
|Median Rent||$819 ±$10|
|Percentage Of Renters Overburdened||47.55% ± 1.81pp|
Population and Household Demographics
Lake County is a County in Indiana with a population of 491,596. There are 183,314 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 31.14% of households in Lake County are renters.
Income and Rent Overburden in Lake County
The median gross income for households in Lake County is $50,135 a year, or $4,178 a month. The median rent for the county is $819 a month.
Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lake County, a household making less than $2,730 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Lake County.1
Area Median Income In Lake 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 Lake County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,800
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 Lake 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 Lake County HUD Rental Assistance in Lake County
|Income||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|30% of Median||$15,300||$17,500||$21,330||$25,750||$30,170||$34,590||$39,010||$43,430|
|50% of Median||$25,500||$29,150||$32,800||$36,400||$39,350||$42,250||$45,150||$48,050|
|80% of Median||$40,800||$46,600||$52,450||$58,250||$62,950||$67,600||$72,250||$76,900|
Fair Market Rents in Lake County
Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.
2020 Fair Market Rents
|Studio||One BR||Two BR||Three BR||Four BR|
Cities In Lake County
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|Gary||41||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gary is the Gary Housing Authority.|
|Merrillville||12||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Merrillville is the Gary Housing Authority.|
|Hammond||12||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hammond is the Hammond Housing Authority.|
|East Chicago||14||The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Chicago is the East Chicago Housing Authority.|
|Lakes of the Four Seasons||0|