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Affordable Housing In Lake County

82 Low Income Apartment Communities In Lake County

Scattered Sites

1301 E Columbus Dr
East Chicago, Indiana

Windsor Square Apartments

430 S Grand Blvd
Gary, Indiana
Accepts Vouchers

American Heartland Homes One

1402 173rd St
Hammond, Indiana
Accepts Vouchers

Gardens on Carolina

525 Carolina St
Gary, Indiana
Elderly Supportive Housing

Dalton Apartments

131 E 5th Ave
Gary, Indiana
Accepts Vouchers

Gary Urban Enterprise Association, Inc

500 Vermont St
Gary, Indiana
Accepts Vouchers

Northtown Village Townhomes II

3637 Main St
East Chicago, Indiana
Accepts Vouchers

Douglas Pointe Phase I Apartments

5525 Hyles Blvd
Hammond, Indiana
Accepts Vouchers

15 Waltham St

15 Waltham St
Hammond, Indiana
Accepts Vouchers

224 E Ridge Road

224 E Ridge Rd
Gary, Indiana
Accepts Vouchers

Other Housing Authorities located in Lake County

Housing Authority Programs
Hammond Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency
Gary Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
East Chicago Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Northwest Indiana Community Action Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Lake County, Indiana

There are 82 low income housing apartment communities offering 9,705 affordable apartments for rent in Lake County, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Lake County, Indiana

Lake County features 7,009 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.

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Lake County, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 82
Total Low Income Apartments 9,705
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 7,009
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.1

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 $72,800

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 $15,300 $17,500 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,500 $29,150 $32,800 $36,400 $39,350 $42,250 $45,150 $48,050
80% of Median $40,800 $46,600 $52,450 $58,250 $62,950 $67,600 $72,250 $76,900

Cities In Lake County

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City Listings Served By
Gary 41 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Gary is the Gary Housing Authority.
Merrillville 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Merrillville is the Gary Housing Authority.
Hammond 12 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Hammond is the Hammond Housing Authority.
Crown Point 1
East Chicago 14 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves East Chicago is the East Chicago Housing Authority.
Cedar Lake 0
Lowell 0
Hobart 2
Highland 0
Schererville 0
Whiting 0
Dyer 0
Griffith 0
Lake Dalecarlia 0
Lakes of the Four Seasons 0
Lake Station 0
Munster 0
New Chicago 0
St. John 0
Schneider 0
Shelby 0
Winfield 0