Low Income Apartments and Affordable Housing For Rent in Merrillville, IN

Discover affordable housing in Merrillville where there are 12+ 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.

Ahepa 78 Apartments

2078 W 79th Pl, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

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Griffith Apartments

8555 Taft St, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Watertower South

8575 Taft St, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Ahepa 78 Apartments IV

1950 W 79th Pl, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Southlake Center Residential

110 E 73rd Ave, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Ahepa 78 Apartments VI

8000 Madison St, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Ahepa 78 Apartments V

1852 W 79th Pl, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Bell Towers North

3960 E 80th Pl, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Bell Towers

3995 E 80th Pl, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Watertower Place

7900 Grant St, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Watertower West

1900 W 79th Pl, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

In-Pact Merrillville Housing

211 W 76th Ave, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

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payment Subsidized
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
elderly Senior
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible
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How To Identify Affordable Housing in Merrillville, 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
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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 Merrillville, Indiana
$16.50 (+228%) more than Indiana minimum wage and $16.50 (+228%) more than the Federal minimum wage.
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What HUD offices serve Merrillville, 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), Public Housing programs for Merrillville, Indiana.
Operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs for Merrillville, Indiana.

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

How many renters live in Merrillville, Indiana?

The City of Merrillville has people living in households.

There are renters living in renter households in this City. Renters make up 28.27 percent of the population living in Merrillville.

What is the rental market like in Merrillville, Indiana?

There are an estimated housing units in the Merrillville area. Of these, units are rental homes, making up percent of the housing market. For every renter household in Merrillville, Indiana, there are 1.06 rental units.

What is the vacancy rate for rentals in Merrillville?

The rental vacancy rate in Merrillville is 3 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 Merrillville for each bedroom size?

Occupied Rental Units by Size in Merrillville
Studio One-Bedroom Two-Bedroom Three-Bedroom Four+ Bedrooms
168 1,756 2,235 682 89
Occupied Rental Units by Size in Merrillville

A large number of apartments in Merrillville 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 Merrillville

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 Merrillville, Indiana

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

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 42 25 percent
One BR 1,028 59 percent
Two BR 949 42 percent
Rental Units Below FMR in Merrillville, Indiana

How many affordable rental units are in Merrillville?

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

Federal Program Unit Count
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
Tracked Units by Federal Program in Merrillville, Indiana

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

Income Based Apartments in Merrillville, Indiana

Merrillville features 302 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 Merrillville, Indiana

There are 5 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Merrillville.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Merrillville, Indiana

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Merrillville landlords $600 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Merrillville.

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

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.