Housing Authority of the City of Gary
578 Broadway Gary, IN 46402

219-881-6416

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Gary administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 18 projects which contain 1,969 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,701 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Gary is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Gary 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 Gary 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 Gary manages 9 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 66. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Gary range from a high of 96 to a low of 38.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of the City of Gary portfolio is Duneland and the lowest scoring property is Elderly Highrise.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 33% of properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Gary have a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Housing Authority of the City of Gary owns and manages 1969 public housing units in 18 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Housing Authority of the City of Gary is $221.00 compared to the state average of $0.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of IN ranges from a low of $0.00 to a high of $0.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

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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18

Public Housing Projects

1,969

Public Housing Units

1,701

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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