Housing Authority of the City of East Chicago
4920 Larkspur Dr East Chicago, IN 46312

219-397-9974

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of East Chicago administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 805 affordable rental units. It also administers 679 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of East Chicago is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of East Chicago between Public Housing Units (54%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (46%) to that of all housing authorities in IN, Housing Authority of the City of East Chicago has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in IN.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Housing Authority of the City of East Chicago manages 4 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 50. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of East Chicago range from a high of 64 to a low of 40.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of the City of East Chicago portfolio is Scattered Sites and the lowest scoring property is John B Nicosia.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 25% of properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of East Chicago have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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4

Public Housing Projects

805

Public Housing Units

679

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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