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Affordable Housing In Van Buren
Grant County, Indiana

1 Low Income Apartment Communities In Van Buren

Northview Apartments

602 N 1st St
Van Buren, Indiana
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Housing Authorities that serve Van Buren

Housing Authority Programs
Peru Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Van Buren, Indiana

There are 1 low income housing apartment communities offering 18 affordable apartments for rent in Van Buren, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Van Buren, Indiana

Van Buren 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 Van Buren, Indiana

There are 18 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Van Buren.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Van Buren, Indiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Van Buren, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $659 and $805.

2021 Van Buren, 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 $574 $598 $732 $961 $1,099
Payment Standard Range $517 to $631 $538 to $658 $659 to $805 $865 to $1,057 $989 to $1,209

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Van Buren, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 1
Total Low Income Apartments 18
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 27.88%
Average Renter Household Size 2.64
Average Household Size 2.32
Median Household Income $39,688 ±$11,790
Median Rent $688 ±$104
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.54% ± 16.64pp
Total Population 867

Population and Household Demographics

Van Buren is a city in Grant County, Indiana with a population of 867. There are 373 households in the city with an average household size of 2.32 persons. 27.88% of households in Van Buren are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Van Buren

The median gross income for households in Van Buren is $39,688 a year, or $3,307 a month. The median rent for the city is $688 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Van Buren, a household making less than $2,293 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.54% of households who rent are overburdened in Van Buren.

Area Median Income In Van Buren

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 Van Buren, the AMI is calculated from all households within Grant County.

In Van Buren, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $58,500

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 Van Buren

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 Van Buren

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