Madison Heritage Apartments

We hope this section helps answer a few of the questions you may have. If you would like more information, please call Madison Heritage Apartments at 812-265-2525. We look forward to hearing from you!

Q: What type of housing is Madison Heritage Apartments? Is it low income housing?

A: Madison Heritage Apartments (MHA) is a subsidized housing community for seniors over the age of 62 and the mobility/sensory impaired. The term “subsidized housing” means that the rent is based on income. A resident of the community pays approximately 30% of their income as rent.

Q: How is rent calculated?

A: Resident rent is based on approximately 30% of income. A good estimate of your rent would be to take 30% of your adjusted gross annual income and divide it by 12 months. This will give you an estimate of what your monthly rent could be.

Q: What does the rent include?

A: Rental of the apartment for one month, as well as water and utility allowance. An utility allowance is a certain amount taken off of the resident’s rent payment meant to help the resident pay the utility bill. The allowance amount is based on average usage for the apartment and may change annually. Residents will still receive an utility bill, but the allowance is intended to help pay for it. Residents may still be eligible for energy assistance from the state.

Q: Is there a lease?

A: Yes, there is a one-year lease, but we understand the necessity of unanticipated move-outs.

Q: How many apartments are there?

A: MHA has 30 apartments.

Q: How big are the apartments?

A: MHA offers spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments, as well as a few more-accessible apartments for the sensory/mobility impaired.

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: Is there a waiting list for residency?

A: Yes, currently MHA has a waiting list.

Q: What is the Security Deposit?

A: The security deposit is the same as one month’s full rent (before the electric allowance) with a minimum of $50. This deposit is due in full at the signing of the lease.

Q: Do you allow pets?

A: MHA welcomes you to bring your pets along with you. Fish and birds are welcomed without a deposit. We also welcome small dogs and cats with a pet deposit. There is a limit of one cat or dog per apartment and there are certain size and breed restrictions.

Q: Is there additional storage space available?

A: There is no additional storage available.

Q: Is there an elevator?

A: Yes, there in one elevator located in the center of the building easily accessible by all residents, on all floors, and each wing of the building.

Q: Is parking available?

A: Yes, MHA offers its residents the use of a parking lot, in the back of the building.

Q: How many keys do I receive?

A: Residents receive an apartment key, a key to a locked mailbox for their apartment, and a access key to the main entry. Our main entrances are intercom controlled and automatically open with the key.

Q: Are there any planned activities?

A: MHA prints a monthly calendar showing the dates and times of various activities.

Q: Are there on-site laundry facilities?

A: There is a laundry center at MHA. It contains two coin-operated washers and two coin-operated dryers with folding and hanging areas and a wash sink for the convenience of our residents. This center is located on the ground floor.

Q: Is there any public transportation available?

A: Yes, currently the city of Madison has a local service called Catch-A-Ride.