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Affordable Housing In Seymour
Jackson County, Indiana

8 Low Income Apartment Communities In Seymour

Oak Hill Apartments

1113 East Oak Street
Seymour, Indiana

Oak Hill Apartments II

643 Miller Ln
Seymour, Indiana

Oakview Apartments

711 Marley Ln
Seymour, Indiana
Disabled Supportive Housing

Jamestown Apartments Seymour

745 Miller Ln
Seymour, Indiana

Seymour Obrien

475 S Obrien St
Seymour, Indiana

Sycamore Springs I

2650 Bent Tree Ln
Seymour, Indiana

Village Apartments of Seymour II

1127 E Oak St
Seymour, Indiana

Shields Crossing

1107 E Oak St
Seymour, Indiana
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Housing Authorities that serve Seymour

Housing Authority Programs
Seymour Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Human Services Inc. Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Seymour, Indiana

There are 8 low income housing apartment communities offering 500 affordable apartments for rent in Seymour, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Seymour, Indiana

Seymour features 258 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 Seymour, Indiana

There are 242 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Seymour.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Seymour, Indiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Seymour landlords $300 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Seymour.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Seymour, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $683 and $835.

2020 Seymour, 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 $532 $594 $759 $974 $1,211
Payment Standard Range $479 to $585 $535 to $653 $683 to $835 $877 to $1,071 $1,090 to $1,332

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Seymour, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 8
Total Low Income Apartments 500
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 258
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 36.42%
Average Renter Household Size 2.48
Average Household Size 2.47
Median Household Income $44,310 ±$3,672
Median Rent $720 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 40.84% ± 6.87pp
Total Population 18,861

Population and Household Demographics

Seymour is a city in Jackson County, Indiana with a population of 18,861. There are 7,482 households in the city with an average household size of 2.47 persons. 36.42% of households in Seymour are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Seymour

The median gross income for households in Seymour is $44,310 a year, or $3,693 a month. The median rent for the city is $720 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Seymour, a household making less than $2,400 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 40.84% of households who rent are overburdened in Seymour.

Area Median Income In Seymour

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 Seymour, the AMI is calculated from all households within Jackson County.

In Seymour, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $64,300

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 Seymour

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 Seymour

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,750 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $43,100
50% of Median $22,900 $26,150 $29,400 $32,650 $35,300 $37,900 $40,500 $43,100
80% of Median $36,600 $41,800 $47,050 $52,250 $56,450 $60,650 $64,800 $69,000