Public Housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly and people with disabilities. Public Housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered site single-family units to apartments for the elderly in the high-rise buildings. The Housing Authority owns over 814 dwelling units in South Bend that are rented to low-income families and seniors. These units range from single family dwellings to high rise apartments and are scattered throughout the City of South Bend. Families pay 30% of their gross adjusted income for rent and utilities.
PUBLIC HOUSING ELIGIBILITY
WHO QUALIFIES FOR PUBLIC HOUSING?
Public Housing is available only to low-income families and individuals. The South Bend Housing Authority determines eligibility based on the following:
• Annual gross income
• Whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family; and
• US citizenship or eligible immigration status.
HOW DO I APPLY?
At this time, the Public Housing Wait List is Closed for all bedroom sizes.
WHAT ARE THE INCOME LIMITS?
HUD Published Income Limits for South Bend Indiana:
1 Person Household --- $36,750
2 Person Household --- $42,000
3 Person Household --- $47,250
4 Person Household --- $52,500
5 Person Household --- $56,700
6 Person Household --- $60,900
7 Person Household --- $65,100
8 Person Household --- $69,300