Affordable Housing In Laurel
Franklin County, Indiana

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Laurel

Laurel Park Apartments

124 S Clay St
Laurel, IN
$492-817
1-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Laurel Park Apartments

Clay & Pearl Sts
Laurel, IN
Subsidized
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Housing Authorities that serve Laurel

Housing Authority Programs
Franklin County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Southeastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Laurel, Indiana

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 32 affordable apartments for rent in Laurel, Indiana. Laurel features 16 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 16 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Laurel.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Laurel, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 32
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 16
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 43.82%
Average Renter Household Size 3.04
Average Household Size 3.07
Median Household Income $21,818 ±$9,706
Median Rent $573 ±$60
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 79.49% ± 23.7pp
Total Population 547

Population and Household Demographics

Laurel is a City in Franklin County, Indiana with a population of 547. There are 178 households in the city with an average household size of 3.07 persons. 43.82% of households in Laurel are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Laurel

The median gross income for households in Laurel is $21,818 a year, or $1,818 a month. The median rent for the city is $573 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Laurel, a household making less than $1,910 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 79.49% of households who rent are overburdened in Laurel.1

Area Median Income In Laurel

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 Laurel, the AMI is calculated from all households within Franklin County.

In Laurel, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $67,600

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 Laurel

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 Laurel HUD Rental Assistance in Laurel

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,250 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
80% of Median $37,900 $43,300 $48,700 $54,100 $58,450 $62,800 $67,100 $71,450
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Laurel

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1997 to 1997, 1 low income apartment communities containing 16 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Laurel by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Laurel

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $23,700 $27,050 $30,450 $33,800 $36,550 $39,250 $41,950 $44,650
60% of Median $28,440 $32,460 $36,540 $40,560 $43,860 $47,100 $50,340 $53,580

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Laurel is $36,540 a year, or $3,045 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,045 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $914 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $593 $634 $761 $879 $981 $1,083
60% $711 $761 $914 $1,055 $1,178 $1,299
Fair Market Rents in Laurel

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
$469 $547 $720 $913 $1,031