Affordable Housing In Merrillville
Lake County, Indiana

Affordable Housing programs support 302 income based apartments in Merrillville where households pay rent based on how much they earn.

There are 14 affordable apartments in Merrillville that offer reduced rents to low-income households.

Waiting Lists in Merrillville, Indiana

There are no open Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists in Merrillville. Go to the Indiana Section 8 Waiting Lists page for openings near Merrillville.

Ahepa 78 Apartments

2078 W 79th Pl
Merrillville, Indiana
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62+
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Watertower West

1900 W 79th Pl
Merrillville, Indiana
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Disabled Supportive Housing

Watertower Place

7900 Grant St
Merrillville, Indiana
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Disabled Supportive Housing

Bell Towers North

3960 E 80th Pl
Merrillville, Indiana
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Bell Towers

3995 E 80th Pl
Merrillville, Indiana
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Ahepa 78 Apartments V

1852 W 79th Pl
Merrillville, Indiana
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62+
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Ahepa 78 Apartments VI

8000 Madison St
Merrillville, Indiana
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62+
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Elderly Supportive Housing

Ahepa 78 Apartments IV

1950 W 79th Pl
Merrillville, Indiana
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62+
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Elderly Supportive Housing

Watertower South

8575 Taft St
Merrillville, Indiana
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Southlake Center Residential

110 E 73rd Ave
Merrillville, Indiana
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Public Housing Agencies Serving 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.

Housing Authority Programs
Gary Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing
Go to the Indiana Public Housing and Low-Income Apartments Waiting Lists page for openings near Merrillville.

Merrillville, Indiana Affordable Housing Data

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 14 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 $900 and $1,100.

2023 Merrillville, 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
Merrillville, Indiana Fair Market Rent $677 $815 $1,000 $1,227 $1,361
Merrillville, Indiana Payment Standard Range $609 to $745 $734 to $897 $900 to $1,100 $1,104 to $1,350 $1,225 to $1,497

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Merrillville, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 12
Total Low Income Apartments 316
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 302
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 35.79%
Average Renter Household Size 2.19
Average Household Size 2.59
Median Household Income $52,810 ±$3,540
Median Rent $926 ±$50
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 51.45% ± 6.61pp
Total Population 35,322

Population and Household Demographics

Merrillville is a city in Lake County, Indiana with a population of 35,322. There are 13,473 households in the city with an average household size of 2.59 persons. 35.79% of households in Merrillville are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Merrillville

The median gross income for households in Merrillville is $52,810 a year, or $4,401 a month. The median rent for the city is $926 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Merrillville, a household making less than $3,087 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 51.45% of households who rent are overburdened in Merrillville.

Area Median Income In Merrillville

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 Merrillville, the AMI is calculated from all households within Lake County.

In Merrillville, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $85,000

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 Merrillville

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 Merrillville

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Merrillville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$17,750 $20,250 $23,030 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Merrillville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$29,550 $33,800 $38,000 $42,200 $45,600 $49,000 $52,350 $55,750
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Merrillville AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$47,250 $54,000 $60,750 $67,500 $72,900 $78,300 $83,700 $89,100