Affordable Housing In Monroe County
Indiana

35 Low Income Apartment Communities In Monroe County

Patterson Pointe Senior Residence

454 South Westplex Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana
$507-751
1-2 BR
55+

Arlington Park Apartments

1320 N Arlington Park Dr.
Bloomington, Indiana
$530-780
1-3 BR

Woodbridge Apartments

3401 E John Hinkle Pl
Bloomington, Indiana
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Cambridge Square Bloomington

307 N Pete Ellis Dr
Bloomington, Indiana
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized
Accessible
62+

Limestone Crossing

540 S Basswood Dr
Bloomington, Indiana
$700-705
1 BR

Covenanter Hill

3101 E Covenanter Dr.,
Bloomington, Indiana

Richland Senior Citizens

800 N Allen St
Ellettsville, Indiana
Subsidized
62+
Supportive Housing

Westplex Woods Apartments

100 S Westplex Ave
Bloomington, Indiana
Subsidized
Accessible
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing

Henderson Court Apartments

2475 S Winslow Ct
Bloomington, Indiana
Subsidized

Cfc, Inc.

200 S. Madison Street
Bloomington, Indiana

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Monroe 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.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Monroe County, Indiana

Housing Authority Programs
Bloomington Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
South Central Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Guide To Affordable Housing in Monroe County, Indiana

There are 35 low income housing apartment communities offering 2,444 affordable apartments for rent in Monroe County, Indiana.

Income Based Apartments in Monroe County, Indiana

Monroe County features 1,283 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 Monroe County, Indiana

There are 1,065 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Monroe County.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Monroe County, Indiana

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

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Monroe County, Indiana for a two-bedroom apartment is between $874 and $1,068.

2022 Monroe 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
Monroe County, Indiana Fair Market Rent $706 $803 $971 $1,369 $1,662
Monroe County, Indiana Payment Standard Range $635 to $777 $723 to $883 $874 to $1,068 $1,232 to $1,506 $1,496 to $1,828

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Monroe County, IN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 35
Total Low Income Apartments 2,444
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 1,283
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 46.37%
Average Renter Household Size 2.20
Average Household Size 2.36
Median Household Income $42,404 ±$1,539
Median Rent $836 ±$14
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 58.98% ± 2.72pp
Total Population 142,404

Population and Household Demographics

Monroe County is a county in Indiana with a population of 142,404. There are 54,165 households in the county with an average household size of 2.36 persons. 46.37% of households in Monroe County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Monroe County

The median gross income for households in Monroe County is $42,404 a year, or $3,534 a month. The median rent for the county is $836 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Monroe County, a household making less than $2,787 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 58.98% of households who rent are overburdened in Monroe County.

Area Median Income In Monroe 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 Monroe County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $76,300

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 Monroe 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 Monroe County

1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Monroe County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$16,050 $18,350 $21,960 $26,500 $31,040 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Monroe County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$26,750 $30,550 $34,350 $38,150 $41,250 $44,300 $47,350 $50,400
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Monroe County AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$42,750 $48,850 $54,950 $61,050 $65,950 $70,850 $75,750 $80,600

Cities In Monroe County

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City Served By
Bloomington The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Bloomington are the Bloomington Housing Authority and South Central Community Action Program.
Ellettsville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Ellettsville are the South Central Community Action Program and Bloomington Housing Authority.
Harrodsburg The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Harrodsburg are the South Central Community Action Program and Bloomington Housing Authority.
Smithville Sanders The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Smithville Sanders are the South Central Community Action Program and Bloomington Housing Authority.
Smithville-Sanders The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Smithville-Sanders are the South Central Community Action Program and Bloomington Housing Authority.
Stinesville The HUD funded Public Housing Agencies that serve Stinesville are the South Central Community Action Program and Bloomington Housing Authority.