Affordable Housing In Bloomington
Monroe County, Indiana

31 Low Income Apartment Communities In Bloomington

Patterson Pointe Senior Residence

454 South Westplex Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana
1-2 BR

Arlington Park Apartments

1320 N Arlington Park Dr.
Bloomington, Indiana
1-3 BR

Woodbridge Apartments

3401 E John Hinkle Pl
Bloomington, Indiana
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Cambridge Square Bloomington

307 N Pete Ellis Dr
Bloomington, Indiana
Call For Rent
1 BR

Limestone Crossing

540 S Basswood Dr
Bloomington, Indiana
1 BR

Covenanter Hill

3101 E Covenanter Dr.,
Bloomington, Indiana

Westplex Woods Apartments

100 S Westplex Ave
Bloomington, Indiana
Disabled Supportive Housing

Henderson Court Apartments

2475 S Winslow Ct
Bloomington, Indiana

Crawford Apartments

2440 S Henderson St
Bloomington, Indiana

Providence Place of Bloomington I

2500 S Rockport Rd
Bloomington, Indiana
Elderly Supportive Housing

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Bloomington, Indiana

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Bloomington, Indiana

Housing Authority Programs
Bloomington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
South Central Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Bloomington, Indiana

There are 31 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,308 affordable apartments for rent in Bloomington, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Bloomington, Indiana

Bloomington features 1,271 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 Bloomington, Indiana

There are 941 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Bloomington.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Bloomington, Indiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Bloomington landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $300 towards rent in Bloomington.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Bloomington, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $874 and $1,068.

2022 Bloomington, 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
Bloomington, Indiana Fair Market Rent $706 $803 $971 $1,369 $1,662
Bloomington, Indiana Payment Standard Range $635 to $777 $723 to $883 $874 to $1,068 $1,232 to $1,506 $1,496 to $1,828

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Bloomington, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 31
Total Low Income Apartments 2,308
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,271
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 66.26%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $30,019 ±$1,841
Median Rent $821 ±$16
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 62.9% ± 2.76pp
Total Population 82,813

Population and Household Demographics

Bloomington is a city in Monroe County, Indiana with a population of 82,813. There are 30,232 households in the city with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 66.26% of households in Bloomington are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Bloomington

The median gross income for households in Bloomington is $30,019 a year, or $2,502 a month. The median rent for the city is $821 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Bloomington, a household making less than $2,737 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 62.9% of households who rent are overburdened in Bloomington.

Area Median Income In Bloomington

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 Bloomington, the AMI is calculated from all households within Monroe County.

In Bloomington, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,300

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 Bloomington

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 Bloomington

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Bloomington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,050 $18,350 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Bloomington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Bloomington AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600