Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Lawrence County, IN

Discover affordable housing in Lawrence County where there are 15+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Cambridge Square Bedford

1941 Plaza Dr, Bedford, Indiana 47421

bed 1

Shawnee Apartments

100 Shawnee Ln, Bedford, Indiana 47421

South Central Housing

2721 Industrial Dr, Bedford, Indiana 47421

Stonecutters Place Apartments

1030 16th Street , Bedford, Indiana 47421

bed 1

Persimmon Park Apartments

406 Wade St, Mitchell, Indiana 47446

Manor View Apartments

608 W 9th St, Oolitic, Indiana 47451

Mitchell II Limited

1300 Elm Park Dr, Mitchell, Indiana 47446

Pioneer Creek Apartments ( Fka Meridian Heights Apartments )

100 Pioneer Creek Ln, Mitchell, Indiana 47446

Stalker School Apartments

1429 8th St, Bedford, Indiana 47421

bed 1-2

Clover Park II

2516 Sanders Lane, Bedford, Indiana

Elm Park Apts I

1200 Elm Park Drive, Mitchell, Indiana

Clover Park I

2512 Clover Lane, Bedford, Indiana

Pines Apartments of Bedford

2010 Stevens Ave, Bedford, Indiana

Ch - 000 - 015 001

East State Rd 60, Mitchell, Indiana 47446

Hauck House Apartments.

1305 K St, Bedford, Indiana 47421

How To Identify Affordable Housing in Lawrence County, Indiana

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
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Reported On February 23rd, 2024 by Ayat Elkarib

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The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Lawrence County, Indiana
$9.25 (+128%) more than Indiana minimum wage and $9.25 (+128%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Lawrence County, Indiana?

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Lawrence County, Indiana.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Lawrence County, Indiana.

Go to the Indiana Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Lawrence County.

How many renters live in Lawrence County, Indiana?

The County of Lawrence County has 45,113 people living in 18,873 households.

There are 7,741 renters living in 3,899 renter households in this County. Renters make up 17.16 percent of the population living in Lawrence County.

What is the rental market like in Lawrence County, Indiana?

There are an estimated 20,538 housing units in the Lawrence County area. Of these, 4,208 units are rental homes, making up 20 percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Lawrence County, Indiana, there are 1 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Lawrence County?

The rental vacancy rate in Lawrence County is 5 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Lawrence County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lawrence County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
457 805 1,401 1,130 86
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lawrence County

A large number of apartments in Lawrence County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How many renter households in Lawrence County are overburdened by housing costs?

Among renter households in this market, 41 percent have housing cost burden. Further, 17 percent of households are extremely rent overburdened. When renters pay too much for their housing, it leaves little money for other necessities like food, clothes, or medicine.

The federal government says that renters are cost-burdened if they pay more than a third of their monthly income for rent and utilities.

How Much Is Rent in Lawrence County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $606 to $1,418. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $606
One BR $663
Two BR $871
Three BR $1,057
Four BR $1,418
2024 Fair Market Rents in Lawrence County, Indiana

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Lawrence County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 218 48 percent
One BR 561 70 percent
Two BR 757 54 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Lawrence County, Indiana

How many affordable rental units are in Lawrence County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Lawrence County, Indiana including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit 153
Public Housing 165
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance 166
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities 6
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing 206
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Lawrence County, Indiana

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Lawrence County, Indiana

Lawrence County features 620 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 Lawrence County, Indiana

There are 118 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lawrence County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lawrence County, Indiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lawrence County, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $784 and $958.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.