Affordable Housing In Union County
Indiana

5 Low Income Apartment Communities In Union County

Patriot Pointe Apartments

402 S Independence Ln
Liberty, IN
$461-631
2-4 BR
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Liberty Green Apartments

207 W Sycamore
Liberty, IN

Southview Courts

615 W High St
Liberty, IN
62+
Accessible
Elderly Supportive Housing
Subsidized

Panoramic Apartments

100 Meadow Ln
Liberty, IN

Stoneybrook Apartments

138 Bryan St
West College Corner, IN
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Housing Authorities that serve Union County

Housing Authority Programs
Southeastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Family Self-sufficiency

Guide To Affordable Housing in Union County, Indiana

There are 5 low income housing apartment communities offering 422 affordable apartments for rent in Union County, Indiana. Union County features 50 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 372 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Union County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Union County, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 5
Total Low Income Apartments 422
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 50
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 28.05%
Average Renter Household Size 2.15
Average Household Size 2.44
Median Household Income $44,277 ±$5,063
Median Rent $650 ±$47
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.17% ± 9.14pp
Total Population 7,299

Population and Household Demographics

Union County is a County in Indiana with a population of 7,299. There are 2,963 households in the county with an average household size of 2.44 persons. 28.05% of households in Union County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Union County

The median gross income for households in Union County is $44,277 a year, or $3,690 a month. The median rent for the county is $650 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Union County, a household making less than $2,167 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.17% of households who rent are overburdened in Union County.1

Area Median Income In Union 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 Union County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,900

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 Union 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 Union County HUD Rental Assistance in Union 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 Union County

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

From 1996 to 2003, 2 low income apartment communities containing 68 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Union 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 Union 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 Union 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 Union 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
$471 $542 $714 $894 $1,006

Cities In Union County

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City Listings Served By
Liberty 4 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Liberty is the Southeastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corporation.
West College Corner 1 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves West College Corner is the Southeastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corporation.