Affordable Housing In Paragon
Morgan County, Indiana

Housing Authorities that serve Paragon

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

Guide To Affordable Housing in Paragon, Indiana

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Paragon, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Paragon, Indiana

Paragon features 0 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 Paragon, Indiana

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Paragon.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Paragon, Indiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Paragon, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $851 and $1,041.

2021 Paragon, 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
Paragon, Indiana Fair Market Rent $678 $781 $946 $1,248 $1,455
Paragon, Indiana Payment Standard Range $610 to $746 $703 to $859 $851 to $1,041 $1,123 to $1,373 $1,310 to $1,601

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Paragon, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 52.77%
Average Renter Household Size 2.22
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $35,625 ±$13,224
Median Rent $783 ±$158
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.02% ± 20.55pp
Total Population 791

Population and Household Demographics

Paragon is a city in Morgan County, Indiana with a population of 791. There are 307 households in the city with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 52.77% of households in Paragon are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Paragon

The median gross income for households in Paragon is $35,625 a year, or $2,969 a month. The median rent for the city is $783 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Paragon, a household making less than $2,610 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.02% of households who rent are overburdened in Paragon.

Area Median Income In Paragon

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 Paragon, the AMI is calculated from all households within Morgan County.

In Paragon, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $81,600

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 Paragon

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 Paragon

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Paragon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,150 $19,600 $22,050 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Paragon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,600 $32,650 $36,750 $40,800 $44,100 $47,350 $50,600 $53,900
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Paragon AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$45,750 $52,250 $58,800 $65,300 $70,550 $75,750 $81,000 $86,200