University Center

Co-sponsor: The University Methodist Church

Apartments are immediately available!

University Center is a 50-unit, HUD-subsidized residential community for those who are 62 years of age or older or those over the age of 18 who are mobility impaired. Income limitations are determined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

University Center is conveniently located near downtown Indianapolis, shopping areas, the Indiana University Medical Center, and a variety of government agencies and services.

We offer you an affordable, comfortable community where you can make friends and have a full life. You can spend time alone in the privacy of your own apartment while still participating in a full schedule of educational and recreational activities in our community room.

University Center’s Resident Council helps in developing activities and events at the community for residents to participate in.

There is a bus that will take you grocery shopping once a week for a $2 fee.

A Social Service Coordinator is available for residents’ personal needs.

University Center is a smoke-free community.

University Center is now leasing studio and one bedroom apartments. Call us at 317-924-0311 to schedule a tour and/or download an application here.

Studio and One Bedroom Apartments Include:

  • Safety Rails in Bathroom
  • Full Kitchen
  • Emergency Call System
  • Fire & Smoke Detectors
  • Utility Allowance
  • Water Included in Rent
  • Individually Controlled Heat & Air Conditioning
  • Window Treatments

Building Amenities Include:

  • On-Site laundry Room
  • Individual Indoor Mailboxes
  • Entry Access System
  • Trash Removal
  • Community Room
  • Computer Room
  • Convenient to Public Transportation
  • On-Site Management Staff
  • On-Site Maintenance Staff
  • Service Coordinator


We hope this section helps answer a few of the questions you may have. If you would like more information, please call University Center at 317-924-0311. We look forward to hearing from you!

What type of housing is University Center? Is it low income housing?

University Center is a subsidized housing community for older adults or those over the age of 18 who are 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.  Income limits are determined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Who pays the remainder of rent?

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.

How is rent calculated?

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

How big are the apartments?

University Center offers spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments, as well as a few more-accessible apartments for the sensory/mobility impaired. Our apartments are approximately 550 square feet in size.

What is the Security Deposit?

The security deposit is the same as one month’s full rent (before the electric allowance) with a minimum of $50. While the deposit is due in full at the signing of the lease, we can work with you and spread the deposit out over time if coming up with it all at one time is difficult.

Is there an elevator?


Are there on-site laundry facilities?

There are two on the second floor and one on the first floor.

Is this a smoke-free community?

Yes, University Center is a smoke-free community.  Smoking is allowed in a designated area 25 ft away from the entrance.



Rules of acceptance and participation in the program are the same for everyone, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation or marital status. University Center does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, our programs and activities.


Visit Us:

1801 Broadway
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Contact Us:

tel  317-924-0311
TDD  800-545-1833 x359
fax  317-924-0214