Affordable Housing In Worthington
Greene County, Indiana

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Worthington

Worthington Senior Apartments

240 West St
Worthington, IN
Income Based
Studio-1 BR
62+
Accessible
HCV Welcome

Stonview Apartments

420 S Edwards St
Worthington, IN
Subsidized
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There are 2 low income housing apartment complexes which contain 57 affordable apartments for rent in Worthington. Many of these rental apartments are income based housing with 57 apartments that set rent based on your income. In Worthington, HUD housing programs support 0 rental assistance apartments through programs like Project-based Section 8. There are 0 other low income apartments that don't have rental assistance but are cheaper than market rate rents.

Housing Authorities that serve Worthington

Housing Authority Programs
Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Worthington, Indiana

Worthington, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 57
Total Rent Assisted Apartments 57
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 29.54%
Average Renter Household Size 2.25
Total Population 1,214
Housing Units 545
Average Household Size 2.23
Median Household Income $32,656 ±$8,221
Median Rent $385 ±$125
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 50.31% ± 19.71pp

Population and Household Demographics

Worthington is a City in Greene County, Indiana with a population of 1,214. There are 545 households in the city with an average household size of 2.23 persons. 29.54% of households in Worthington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Worthington

The median gross income for households in Worthington is $32,656 a year, or $2,721 a month. The median rent for the city is $385 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Worthington, a household making less than $1,283 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 50.31% of households who rent are overburdened in Worthington.1

Area Median Income In Worthington

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 Worthington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Greene County.

In Worthington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $61,100

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 Worthington

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 Worthington HUD Rental Assistance in Worthington

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 Worthington

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

From 1995 to 1995, 1 low income apartment communities containing 25 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Worthington 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 Worthington

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 Worthington 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 Worthington

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.

2019 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$473 $567 $688 $862 $1,208