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Affordable Housing In Lake County

86 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lake County


477 Arthur St
Gary, Indiana
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Gary NSA V

501 Madison St
Gary, Indiana

Mt. Zion Pleasantview Apartments

940 Kenwood Street
Hammond, Indiana
Elderly Supportive Housing

Dorie Miller Homes

1722 E. 21st Ave
Gary, Indiana

Genesis Towers Senior High Rise

578 Broadway
Gary, Indiana

Carolyn Mosby Senior High Rise

650 Jackson St
Gary, Indiana

Al Thomas Senior High Rise

100 W 11th Ave
Gary, Indiana

Glen Park Senior High Rise

3280 Pierce St
Gary, Indiana

Harbor Meadows

3521 Pennsylvania Ave
East Chicago, Indiana

Linden House Hobart

360 W 61st Ave
Hobart, Indiana
Elderly Supportive Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lake County, Indiana

There are 86 low income housing apartment communities offering 9,796 affordable apartments for rent in Lake County, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Lake County, Indiana

Lake County features 7,079 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 2,696 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 $825 and $1,009.

2020 Lake County, 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
Fair Market Rent $597 $746 $917 $1,143 $1,292
Payment Standard Range $537 to $657 $671 to $821 $825 to $1,009 $1,029 to $1,257 $1,163 to $1,421

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lake County, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 86
Total Low Income Apartments 9,796
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,079
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 31.14%
Average Renter Household Size 2.53
Average Household Size 2.65
Median Household Income $50,135 ±$639
Median Rent $819 ±$10
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 47.55% ± 1.81pp
Total Population 491,596

Population and Household Demographics

Lake County is a county in Indiana with a population of 491,596. There are 183,314 households in the county with an average household size of 2.65 persons. 31.14% of households in Lake County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Lake County

The median gross income for households in Lake County is $50,135 a year, or $4,178 a month. The median rent for the county is $819 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Lake County, a household making less than $2,730 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 47.55% of households who rent are overburdened in Lake County.

Area Median Income In Lake County

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.

In Lake County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,900

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 Lake County

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 Lake County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,750 $18,000 $21,720 $26,200 $30,680 $35,160 $39,640 $44,120
50% of Median $26,250 $30,000 $33,750 $37,450 $40,450 $43,450 $46,450 $49,450
80% of Median $41,950 $47,950 $53,950 $59,900 $64,700 $69,500 $74,300 $79,100

Cities In Lake County

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City Served By
Cedar Lake
Crown Point
East Chicago The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Chicago is the East Chicago Housing Authority.
Gary The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gary is the Gary Housing Authority.
Hammond The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hammond is the Hammond Housing Authority.
Lake Dalecarlia
Lake Station
Lakes of the Four Seasons
Merrillville The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Merrillville is the Gary Housing Authority.
New Chicago
St. John