Affordable Housing In Lyons
Greene County, Indiana

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lyons

Prima Estates

Mulberry St
Lyons, IN
Subsidized

Lyco Inc

525 W Broad St
Lyons, IN
HCV Welcome
Subsidized
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There are 2 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 32 affordable apartments for rent in Lyons. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 32 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Lyons, HUD housing programs support 12 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 0 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Lyons

Housing Authority Programs
Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lyons, Indiana

Lyons, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 32
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 32
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 32.47%
Average Renter Household Size 2.43
Total Population 784
Housing Units 271
Average Household Size 2.66
Median Household Income $43,274 ±$3,520
Median Rent $719 ±$183
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 35.23% ± 21.61pp

Population and Household Demographics

Lyons is a City in Greene County, Indiana with a population of 784. There are 271 households in the city with an average household size of 2.66 persons. 32.47% of households in Lyons are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lyons

The median gross income for households in Lyons is $43,274 a year, or $3,606 a month. The median rent for the city is $719 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lyons, a household making less than $2,397 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 35.23% of households who rent are overburdened in Lyons.1

Area Median Income In Lyons

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 Lyons, the AMI is calculated from all households within Greene County.

In Lyons, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,100

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 Lyons

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 Lyons HUD Rental Assistance in Lyons

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,550 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $42,600
50% of Median $22,600 $25,800 $29,050 $32,250 $34,850 $37,450 $40,000 $42,600
80% of Median $36,150 $41,300 $46,450 $51,600 $55,750 $59,900 $64,000 $68,150

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 Lyons

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $22,600 $25,800 $29,050 $32,250 $34,850 $37,450 $40,000 $42,600
60% of Median $27,120 $30,960 $34,860 $38,700 $41,820 $44,940 $48,000 $51,120

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 Lyons is $34,860 a year, or $2,905 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $2,905 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $872 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% $565 $605 $726 $839 $936 $1,033
60% $678 $726 $872 $1,007 $1,124 $1,239
Fair Market Rents in Lyons

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$473 $567 $688 $862 $1,208