In a time when it seems everyone around us is struggling financially, finding affordable housing can be difficult. This is especially true for low income families that can not afford to pay the high prices that are customary even for small poorly located homes and apartments. Luckily for these families there are government programs that provide low income based housing. The main program is over seen by the Department of Housing and Urban Development or better known as HUD but each state has its own programs including Indiana. To receive help from most of these programs you must first qualify by meeting specific criteria, for example you must have a household income that is less than or equal to that of the Department of Health and Human Services poverty guideline.
If you are currently or planning on becoming a resident in Indianapolis, Indiana and want to know if you meet the requirements for housing based on income for that area then you can contact Indianapolis Housing Agency at Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA) 1919 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46202 (317) 261-7200 or at http://www.indyhousing.org. Or if you already know that you qualify then you can begin your search for low income apartments at the following locations.
Resources for Finding Low Income Apartments in Indianapolis
Even though it was mentioned above the IHA website is an excellent place to begin your search for cheap apartments. Each year they help over 7,600 families find affordable housing in eleven communities throughout Marion County. Each community is tailored to the specific needs of its residents whether they are families or seniors. Visit the previously mentioned site for listing of the available apartments in each area.
Another trust worthy site which is promoted as the most comprehensive listing service and searchable database for homes, apartments and all other types of rental housing is http://www.indyforrent.com. According to their website they are the only online service based in Indianapolis that is dedicated to Indianapolis. Finding an apartment with this service is fast and free.
IndianaHousingnow.org is another great site that is completely dedicated to housing in Indiana. It has been around since 2006 and offers detailed information on all types of rental properties all over the state including Indianapolis. And if you would prefer to speak with a representative of the site instead of searching online you can contact them Monday through Friday 9am-8pm at their toll free bilingual call center at 1-877- 428-8844. Their database can be search using a variety of criteria and each listing you will find on the site will display detailed information on each unit.
One last site that may be of interest to those seeking low income apartments in Indianapolis is ApartmentGuide.com. Simply select the city you want to search and it will give you a list of several available apartments around the city.
By the time you have made it through this resource list you will without a doubt have found an apartment that meets your family and income needs.