(574) 537-1896 hawks@lacasainc.net

Do I Qualify?

The Hawks Residential Leasing Manager is
Brandy Butler.

Phone: (574) 537-1896
Email: hawks@lacasainc.net

Leasing Criteria

Anyone who qualifies for affordable housing may apply for residency at The Hawks; but, we give preference to those who participate in and are committed to arts and/or entrepreneurship. Applicants do not have to earn their income from their art or new business idea.

The Hawks follows the affordable housing guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD uses a formula based on the local Area Median Income (AMI), the degree of affordability of any given apartment (expressed as a percentage of the AMI), the number of bedrooms in the apartment and the number of people in the household.  To find out what your rent may be, follow the steps below.

How much is rent at The Hawks?

Step 1

Understanding Household Income Limits

Based on the number of people in your household, find your gross annual income in the table below. Then note the corresponding Area Median Income (AMI) percentage in the red column on the right. For example, if you are applying as an individual and your gross annual household income is $12,650 your AMI would be 40% because it exceeds $12,000, but is below $16,000. If two or more people (maximum of four individuals) are applying for one unit, your combined gross household income must be less than the maximum income listed below.

1 person

2 people

3 people

4 people


Up to: $14,130 $16,140 $18,150 $20,160 30%
Up to: $18,840 $21,520 $24,200 $26,880 40%
Up to: $23,550 $26,900 $30,250 $33,600 50%
Up to: $28,260 $32,280 $36,300 $40,320 60%

Step 2

Rent and Unit Mix

Based on the AMI percentage from the table above you can find rent amounts in the table below.

Percent of Area Median Income (AMI)

One Bedroom*

Two Bedroom*

30% $378 $453
40% $504 $605
50% $630 $756
60% $756 $907
HOME 50%     $756
HOME 60%     $811
Market     $975

*Rent amounts are not guaranteed and are subject to change with HUD published limits. Rent includes all utilities (water, sewer, trash, heat, AC), but does not include phone, cable or Internet.

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