Affordable Housing In Wakarusa
Elkhart County, Indiana

Housing Authorities that serve Wakarusa

Housing Authority Programs
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Guide To Affordable Housing in Wakarusa, Indiana

There are 0 low income housing apartment communities offering 0 affordable apartments for rent in Wakarusa, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Wakarusa, Indiana

Wakarusa 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 Wakarusa, Indiana

There are 0 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Wakarusa.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Wakarusa, Indiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Wakarusa, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $735 and $899.

2020 Wakarusa, 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 $630 $817 $1,029 $1,129
Payment Standard Range $479 to $585 $567 to $693 $735 to $899 $926 to $1,132 $1,016 to $1,242

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Wakarusa, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 0
Total Low Income Apartments 0
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 0
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 20.99%
Average Renter Household Size 1.76
Average Household Size 2.77
Median Household Income $52,372 ±$6,907
Median Rent $631 ±$43
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.47% ± 17.78pp
Total Population 2,024

Population and Household Demographics

Wakarusa is a City in Elkhart County, Indiana with a population of 2,024. There are 686 households in the city with an average household size of 2.77 persons. 20.99% of households in Wakarusa are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Wakarusa

The median gross income for households in Wakarusa is $52,372 a year, or $4,364 a month. The median rent for the city is $631 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Wakarusa, a household making less than $2,103 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.47% of households who rent are overburdened in Wakarusa.1

Area Median Income In Wakarusa

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 Wakarusa, the AMI is calculated from all households within Elkhart County.

In Wakarusa, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $69,100

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 Wakarusa

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 Wakarusa HUD Rental Assistance in Wakarusa

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $14,150 $16,910 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $23,550 $26,900 $30,250 $33,600 $36,300 $39,000 $41,700 $44,400
80% of Median $37,650 $43,000 $48,400 $53,750 $58,050 $62,350 $66,650 $70,950