Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Lake County, IN

Discover affordable housing in Lake County where there are 92+ housing opportunities based on income and household needs like accessible units for seniors or persons with disabilities. Find and apply to these low income apartments now.

Lake Park Senior Apartments

51 10th Street West, Hobart, Indiana 46342

bed 1-2
payment $550-1450/mo.

Gary Manor Apartments

1200 Washington St, Gary, Indiana 46407

bed 1-3

Saxony Townhomes

1349 175th St, Hammond, Indiana 46324

bed 2-4

St. John Homes

2173 Carolina St, Gary, Indiana 46407

bed 2-3

Small Farms

1990 W 24th Lane, Gary, Indiana 46404

bed 1-2

Golden Manor Apartments

1201 175th St, Hammond, Indiana 46324

bed 1

Lakeside Garden Apartments

3806 Erie Ct, East Chicago, Indiana 46312

bed 1-3


477 Arthur St, Gary, Indiana 46404

bed Studio-4

Linden House Gary

1500 Washington St, Gary, Indiana 46407

bed 1

Homewood Village

2173 Carolina Street, Gary, Indiana 46407

bed 2-4

Park Shore Commons

860 N Wells St, Gary, Indiana 46403

bed 1-3

Kirby Manor Apartments

402 W. 14th St., Hobart, Indiana 46342

bed 1-2

Douglas Pointe Apartments

5525 Hyles Blvd, Hammond, Indiana 46320

bed 1-3

Woodlake Village III

8901 E 5th Ave, Gary, Indiana 46403

Gary NSA V

501 Madison St, Gary, Indiana 46402

bed 1-3

Cedar Springs Apartments

6500 W 126th Ave, Crown Point, Indiana 46307

Hammond Elderly Apartments

5111 Sohl Ave, Hammond, Indiana 46320

Ahepa 78 Apartments

2078 W 79th Pl, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

bed 1

David Apartments

1803 Davis Avenue, Whiting, Indiana 46394

Linden House Hobart

360 W 61st Ave, Hobart, Indiana 46342

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switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Lake County, Indiana

Look for program and preference badges on affordable apartment listings. These badges can help you identify the types of low income housing each apartment offers and if you may be eligbile for rental assistance or reduced rents.

Badge Description
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
Low income apartments with no or short waiting lists.
payment Subsidized
Low income housing where the rent is subsidized and the renter pays only a portion of total rent.
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
Apartments that accept Section 8 vouchers near you
elderly Senior
Rental housing for seniors who are 55 (or sometimes 62) and older.
payment Income Based
Affordable apartments where the rent paid is based on renter income.
accessibility Accessible
Meets Accessibilty Requirements of the Fair Housing Act, the ADA, or HUD policy.
accessible_forward Disability
Apartments for individuals or families with disabilities.
The Hourly Wage Needed to Afford A Safe, Modest 2 Bed Apartment In Lake County, Indiana
$16.50 (+228%) more than Indiana minimum wage and $16.50 (+228%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
Learn More About Lake County, Indiana Affordable Housing ↓

What HUD offices serve Lake County, 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.

Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Lake County, Indiana.

Go to the Indiana Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Lake County.

How many renters live in Lake County, Indiana?

The County of Lake County has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this County. Renters make up 27.13 percent of the population living in Lake County.

What is the rental market like in Lake County, Indiana?

There are an estimated housing units in the Lake County area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Lake County, Indiana, there are 1.05 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Lake County?

The rental vacancy rate in Lake County is 4 percent. This is a lower than average vacancy rate. When rental vacancy rates are low there are fewer available units. Rents tend to be higher as more people compete for scarce housing.

How many rental units are in Lake County for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lake County
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
937 10,492 26,757 13,297 4,524
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Lake County

A large number of apartments in Lake County have two or fewer bedrooms. Seniors and young professionals especially may have more success finding an apartment that meets their needs.

How Much Is Rent in Lake County

Depending on size, the Fair Market Rent - HUDs measurement of the cost of an average housing unit - ranges from $869 to $1,672. FMRs are updated annually by HUD for every city and county nationwide.

Bed Size 2024 Fair Market Rents
Studio $869
One BR $1,027
Two BR $1,254
Three BR $1,539
Four BR $1,672
2024 Fair Market Rents in Lake County, Indiana

How many units are rented at Fair Market Rent (FMR) in Lake County?

Renters with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher must select a home that is at or below the area’s Fair Market Rent. Markets with a large share of units above FMR tend to have longer search times to find a qualified unit, while those with a large share of units below FMR tend to have more choices and shorter search times. The share below FMR can vary by size of unit, as shown in the table below.

These are the approximate number of units renting below the FMR in this market:

Unit Size Count of Units Below FMR Percentage of Total Units Below FMR
Studio 357 38 percent
One BR 7,570 72 percent
Two BR 17,455 65 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Lake County, Indiana

How many affordable rental units are in Lake County?

There are a variety of federal affordable housing programs serving households in Lake County, Indiana including the following:

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Public Housing
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Mod Rehab Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
USDA Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Lake County, Indiana

Rental units may be funded in part by multiple federal programs.

Income Based Apartments in Lake County, Indiana

Lake County features 6,381 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 Lake County, Indiana

There are 2,863 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Lake County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Lake County, Indiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Lake County, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,129 and $1,379.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.