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Affordable Housing In Porter County
Indiana

15 Low Income Apartment Communities In Porter County

Jamestown Apartments of Valparaiso

2810 Winchester Drive
Valparaiso, Indiana
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Aurora View Apartments

2610-40 Valparaiso Street 1504 Vale Park Road
Valparaiso, Indiana

Windridge Village Apartments

2210 Beech St
Valparaiso, Indiana

Breckenridge Apartments

3300 Denise Dr
Portage, Indiana

Glen Cove Apartments Suburban Homes Corp

785 Baltimore Rd
Valparaiso, Indiana

Misty Glen Apartments

99 Misty Gln
Hebron, Indiana

Port Crossing IIi

3300 Portside Ct
Portage, Indiana

Portage Village Apartments

Airport Rd
Portage, Indiana

Colonial Courts Apartments

1205 Chicago St
Valparaiso, Indiana

The Orchard IIi Apartments

700 Waverly Rd
Chesterton, Indiana

Housing Authorities that serve Porter County

Housing Authority Programs
Northwest Indiana Community Action Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Porter County, Indiana

There are 15 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,760 affordable apartments for rent in Porter County, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Porter County, Indiana

Porter County features 304 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 Porter County, Indiana

There are 1,456 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Porter County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Porter County, Indiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Porter County landlords $500 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Porter County.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Porter County, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $825 and $1,009.

2020 Porter County, 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
Fair Market Rent $597 $746 $917 $1,143 $1,292
Payment Standard Range $537 to $657 $671 to $821 $825 to $1,009 $1,029 to $1,257 $1,163 to $1,421

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Porter County, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 15
Total Low Income Apartments 1,760
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 304
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 23.02%
Average Renter Household Size 2.36
Average Household Size 2.62
Median Household Income $63,926 ±$1,956
Median Rent $862 ±$19
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 43.1% ± 3.55pp
Total Population 166,570

Population and Household Demographics

Porter County is a county in Indiana with a population of 166,570. There are 62,103 households in the county with an average household size of 2.62 persons. 23.02% of households in Porter County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Porter County

The median gross income for households in Porter County is $63,926 a year, or $5,327 a month. The median rent for the county is $862 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Porter County, a household making less than $2,873 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 43.1% of households who rent are overburdened in Porter County.

Area Median Income In Porter 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 Porter County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,900

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 Porter 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 HUD Rental Assistance in Porter County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,750 $18,000 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,250 $30,000 $33,750 $37,450 $40,450 $43,450 $46,450 $49,450
80% of Median $41,950 $47,950 $53,950 $59,900 $64,700 $69,500 $74,300 $79,100

Cities In Porter County

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City Served By
Aberdeen The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Aberdeen is the Northwest Indiana Community Action.
Beverly Shores The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Beverly Shores is the Northwest Indiana Community Action.
Burns Harbor The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Burns Harbor is the Northwest Indiana Community Action.
Chesterton The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chesterton is the Northwest Indiana Community Action.
Dune Acres The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dune Acres is the Northwest Indiana Community Action.
Hebron The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hebron is the Northwest Indiana Community Action.
Kouts The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Kouts is the Northwest Indiana Community Action.
Ogden Dunes The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Ogden Dunes is the Northwest Indiana Community Action.
Portage The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Portage is the Northwest Indiana Community Action.
Porter The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Porter is the Northwest Indiana Community Action.
Salt Creek Commons The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Salt Creek Commons is the Northwest Indiana Community Action.
Shorewood Forest The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Shorewood Forest is the Northwest Indiana Community Action.
South Haven The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves South Haven is the Northwest Indiana Community Action.
Town of Pines The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Town of Pines is the Northwest Indiana Community Action.
Valparaiso The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Valparaiso is the Northwest Indiana Community Action.
Wheeler The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Wheeler is the Northwest Indiana Community Action.