Affordable Housing In Owen County
Indiana

6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Owen County

Greenbriar Senior Apartments

770 E Franklin St
Spencer, IN
Income Based
1 BR
62+
Accessible

Williamsburg Apartments Spencer

1 N Main St
Spencer, IN
Subsidized

Sweet Owen

410 E Jefferson St
Spencer, IN
Subsidized

Rusty Manor

53 E Wayne St
Spencer, IN

Gosport Apartments

7 S 3rd St
Gosport, IN
Subsidized

Kingston Ridge Apartments

582 N 5th St
Gosport, IN
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Housing Authorities that serve Owen County

Housing Authority Programs
South Central Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Owen County, Indiana

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 180 affordable apartments for rent in Owen County, Indiana. Owen County features 118 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 62 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Owen County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Owen County, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 180
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 118
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.36%
Average Renter Household Size 2.44
Average Household Size 2.46
Median Household Income $43,948 ±$1,902
Median Rent $678 ±$44
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 33.26% ± 7.13pp
Total Population 21,192

Population and Household Demographics

Owen County is a County in Indiana with a population of 21,192. There are 8,553 households in the county with an average household size of 2.46 persons. 20.36% of households in Owen County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Owen County

The median gross income for households in Owen County is $43,948 a year, or $3,662 a month. The median rent for the county is $678 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Owen County, a household making less than $2,260 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 33.26% of households who rent are overburdened in Owen County.1

Area Median Income In Owen 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 Owen County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,800

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 Owen 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 Owen County HUD Rental Assistance in Owen County

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
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Owen County

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

From 1990 to 2000, 2 low income apartment communities containing 61 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Owen County 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 Owen County

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 Owen County 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 Owen 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
$566 $569 $714 $985 $1,254

Cities In Owen County

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City Listings Served By
Spencer 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Spencer is the South Central Community Action Program.
Gosport 2 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gosport is the South Central Community Action Program.