; Low Income Apartments For Rent in Otterbein, IN

Otterbein Commons

706 E. Oxford St.
Otterbein, Indiana
Rent Assisted
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1-3 BR

Otterbein II Duplexes

501 W Ventura Street
Otterbein, Indiana
Rent Assisted

Otterbein Duplexes

403 W Darby Lane
Otterbein, Indiana
Rent Assisted

Campbell Duplexes (William H. Long)

309 N Laird
Otterbein, Indiana
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There are 32 low-income apartments in Otterbein that offer reduced rents to eligible households.

Rental assistance programs support 36 low-income homes in Otterbein where households pay rent based on how much they earn. For 2023, elgible households participating in federally assisted housing pay an average of $-4 towards rent each month.

Affordable rent data for some communities last confirmed on February 20th, 2023. Subdsidized rents typically change once a year based on federal guidance.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Otterbein, 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Community Action Program Inc. of Western Indiana Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Go to the Indiana Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Otterbein.

Otterbein, Indiana Affordable Housing Data

Income Based Apartments in Otterbein, Indiana

Otterbein features 36 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 Otterbein, Indiana

There are 32 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Otterbein.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Otterbein, Indiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Otterbein landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Otterbein.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Otterbein, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $964 and $1,178.

2023 Otterbein, 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
Otterbein, Indiana Fair Market Rent $794 $917 $1,071 $1,323 $1,661
Otterbein, Indiana Payment Standard Range $715 to $873 $825 to $1,009 $964 to $1,178 $1,191 to $1,455 $1,495 to $1,827

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Otterbein, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 4
Total Low Income Apartments 68
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 36
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 42.91%
Average Renter Household Size 2.57
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $43,594 ±$8,705
Median Rent $748 ±$71
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 42.92% ± 12.76pp
Total Population 1,404

Population and Household Demographics

Otterbein is a city in Benton County, Indiana with a population of 1,404. There are 543 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 42.91% of households in Otterbein are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Otterbein

The median gross income for households in Otterbein is $43,594 a year, or $3,633 a month. The median rent for the city is $748 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Otterbein, a household making less than $2,493 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 42.92% of households who rent are overburdened in Otterbein.

Area Median Income In Otterbein

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 Otterbein, the AMI is calculated from all households within Benton County.

In Otterbein, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $87,200

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 Otterbein

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 Otterbein

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Otterbein AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,600 $20,100 $24,860 $30,000 $35,140 $40,280 $45,420 $50,560
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Otterbein AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,300 $33,500 $37,700 $41,850 $45,200 $48,550 $51,900 $55,250
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Otterbein AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,900 $53,600 $60,300 $66,950 $72,350 $77,700 $83,050 $88,400