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Affordable Housing In Indiana
Indiana County, Pennsylvania

16 Low Income Apartment Communities In Indiana

Poets Village

500 Millay Cir
Indiana, Pennsylvania
1-4 BR

Glen Oaks Senior Housing

Whippoorwill St
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Hamilton Apartments

751 Maple St
Indiana, Pennsylvania

Clairvaux Commons

100 Clairvaux Dr
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Indiana House

574 Philadelphia St
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Indiana Family Housing

209 Thundercloud Ln
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Regency Square Apartments

1300 Oakland Ave
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Indiana House II

29 S 6th St
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Whites Run Common

160 N 10th St
Indiana, Pennsylvania

Phfa Chdo - Homestead

First And Gompers Steret
Indiana, Pennsylvania
Accepts Vouchers

Guide To Affordable Housing in Indiana, Pennsylvania

There are 16 low income housing apartment communities offering 767 affordable apartments for rent in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Income Based Apartments in Indiana, Pennsylvania

Indiana features 448 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 Indiana, Pennsylvania

There are 319 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Indiana.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Indiana, Pennsylvania

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Indiana landlords $400 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Indiana.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Indiana, Pennsylvania for a two-bedroom apartment is between $695 and $849.

2020 Indiana, Pennsylvania 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 $575 $631 $772 $962 $1,046
Payment Standard Range $518 to $633 $568 to $694 $695 to $849 $866 to $1,058 $941 to $1,151

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Indiana, PA Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 16
Total Low Income Apartments 767
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 448
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 60.74%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.22
Median Household Income $28,190 ±$4,001
Median Rent $786 ±$37
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 70.98% ± 9.11pp
Total Population 14,050

Population and Household Demographics

Indiana is a city in Indiana County, Pennsylvania with a population of 14,050. There are 4,470 households in the city with an average household size of 2.22 persons. 60.74% of households in Indiana are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Indiana

The median gross income for households in Indiana is $28,190 a year, or $2,349 a month. The median rent for the city is $786 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Indiana, a household making less than $2,620 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 70.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Indiana.

Area Median Income In Indiana

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 Indiana, the AMI is calculated from all households within Indiana County.

In Indiana, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $62,500

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 Indiana

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 Indiana

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $13,650 $17,240 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $42,850
50% of Median $22,750 $26,000 $29,250 $32,450 $35,050 $37,650 $40,250 $42,850
80% of Median $36,350 $41,550 $46,750 $51,900 $56,100 $60,250 $64,400 $68,550