Affordable Housing In Spencer County
Indiana

Waiting List Openings In Spencer County

Multi-County, IN Section 8 HCV Waiting List

The Lincoln Hills Development Corporation (LHDC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications are being accepted from July 25, 2022 at 8:00 am, until August 26, 2022 at 4:00 pm CT.

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6 Low Income Apartment Communities In Spencer County

Dale Community Housing

490 Medcalf Street
Dale, Indiana

Chrisney Community Apartments

46 S College St
Chrisney, Indiana
Subsidized

Spencer Village Apartments

1010 W 3rd St
Grandview, Indiana

Santas Community Apartments

202 N Holiday Blvd
Santa Claus, Indiana
Subsidized

Lincoln Mnr and Kennedy Plaza

320 N 5th St
Rockport, Indiana

Meadows, Terrace & Hillcrest

490 West Medcalf
Dale, Indiana
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Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Spencer County, 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Spencer County, Indiana

Housing Authority Programs
Lincoln Hills Development Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Spencer County, Indiana

There are 6 low income housing apartment communities offering 366 affordable apartments for rent in Spencer County, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Spencer County, Indiana

Spencer County features 254 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 Spencer County, Indiana

There are 48 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Spencer County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Spencer County, Indiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Spencer County, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $664 and $812.

2022 Spencer 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
Spencer County, Indiana Fair Market Rent $490 $561 $738 $962 $1,211
Spencer County, Indiana Payment Standard Range $441 to $539 $505 to $617 $664 to $812 $866 to $1,058 $1,090 to $1,332

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Spencer County, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 6
Total Low Income Apartments 366
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 254
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 17.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.42
Average Household Size 2.58
Median Household Income $55,247 ±$2,532
Median Rent $587 ±$33
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 29.36% ± 6.91pp
Total Population 20,856

Population and Household Demographics

Spencer County is a county in Indiana with a population of 20,856. There are 7,964 households in the county with an average household size of 2.58 persons. 17.79% of households in Spencer County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Spencer County

The median gross income for households in Spencer County is $55,247 a year, or $4,604 a month. The median rent for the county is $587 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Spencer County, a household making less than $1,957 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 29.36% of households who rent are overburdened in Spencer County.

Area Median Income In Spencer 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 Spencer County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $82,700

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 Spencer 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 Spencer County

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Spencer County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,400 $19,850 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Spencer County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$28,950 $33,100 $37,250 $41,350 $44,700 $48,000 $51,300 $54,600
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Spencer County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$46,350 $52,950 $59,550 $66,150 $71,450 $76,750 $82,050 $87,350

Cities In Spencer County

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City Served By
Chrisney The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Chrisney is the Lincoln Hills Development Corporation.
Dale The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Dale is the Lincoln Hills Development Corporation.
Gentryville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gentryville is the Lincoln Hills Development Corporation.
Grandview The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Grandview is the Lincoln Hills Development Corporation.
Hatfield The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hatfield is the Lincoln Hills Development Corporation.
Richland The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Richland is the Lincoln Hills Development Corporation.
Rockport The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Rockport is the Lincoln Hills Development Corporation.
Santa Claus The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Santa Claus is the Lincoln Hills Development Corporation.
St. Meinrad The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves St. Meinrad is the Lincoln Hills Development Corporation.