Longfellow Plaza

We hope this section helps answer a few of the questions you may have. If you would like more information, please call Longfellow Plaza at 765-642-9888. We look forward to hearing from you!


Q: What type of housing is Longfellow Plaza?  Is it low income housing?

A: Longfellow Plaza is a subsidized housing community for seniors age 62 or older.  The term “subsidized housing” means that the rent is based on income.  A resident of the community pays 30% of their income as rent.

Q: Who pays the remainder of the rent?

A: The remainder of the rent is paid in the form of a subsidy.  If a resident qualifies for a subsidy, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a U.S. government agency, will pay the remainder of the rent.

Q: Are utilities included in the rent?

A: All utilities are included except telephone and cable TV.

Q: Are meals included in the rent?

A: No, but we are a meal site for Life Stream, who comes Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) and serves a hot/cold (your choice)lunch.  Small donations are accepted, but not required.

Q: I am disabled and under the age of 62 – can I apply for admission?

A: You can live here if you are under the age of 62 ONLY IF you qualify to live in one of the 10 units at Longfellow Plaza specially built to accommodate someone who is mobility impaired.  A form is sent to your physician, which he/she fills out saying that you would benefit from a structurally altered apartment. 

Q: How much is the rent?

A: Rent is based on income. A resident of the community pays approximately 30% of their income as rent.

Q: How do I get started with the move in process?

A: Simply fill out an application completely, sign it and mail it to the address on the back of the application.

Q: What is the Security Deposit?

A: The Security Deposit is the same as one month’s full rent.  This deposit is due in full at the time of signing the lease.