Housing Progress in Dubois County

A critical area of focus in Dubois Strong’s Strategic Plan is to help local employers attract and retain workforce. We began to facilitate the community conversation about the need for additional workforce level housing in the fall of 2014. The data from our housing study completed in June 2015 documented the need for workforce housing near the employment centers in Jasper, Huntingburg and Ferdinand.

Since these efforts began, approximately 70 new housing units have been constructed and over 686 are in progress or planning stages in each of the larger municipalities of Dubois County. The housing demand represented is based upon the Dubois County Housing Strategy.

  • Median Home: $132,900
  • Median Rent: $465
  • Total Housing Units: 17,653
    • Owner Occupied: 12,417
    • Renter Occupied: 3,509

JASPER

Demand Projects
225 to 410 total units over the next five years Jasper Lofts Phase I – 67 apartments

(In progress)

Jasper Lofts Phase II – 40 apartments

(Projected expansion)

Vine Street Lofts – 60 to 80 senior apartments

(Future construction)

River Centre – 75 apartments

(Planning stages)

Kerstiens Villa Village Development– 148 units

(Planning stages)

Brookstone VI Development – 13 units

(Future construction)

Kerstiens Trinity Crossing Development – 23 units

(Planning stages)

 

HUNTINGBURG

Demand Projects
75 to 125 total units over the next five years Hunter’s Crossing Phase I – 50 single-family units

(In progress)

Hunter’s Crossing Phase II – 94 single-family units

(Future construction)

Lofts of St. Joseph – 45 senior apartments

(Completed 2016)

WTH Building – 40 apartments

(Planning stages)

 

FERDINAND

Demand Projects
100 to 175 total units over the next five years Brad Brosmer Apartments – 8 apartments

(Completed 2015)

Sisters of St. Benedict – 15 senior apartments

(Completed 2016)

Begle Properties – 54 apartments

(In progress)

Begle Properties – 2 duplexes

(Completed 2015)

Begle Properties – 2 duplexes

(In progress)

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