Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown
200 Jennings Street
Charlestown, Clark County, IN

812-256-6311

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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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Public Housing Projects

250

Public Housing Units

70

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown
200 Jennings Street
Charlestown, Clark County, IN

812-256-6311

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 250 affordable rental units. It also administers 70 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown between Public Housing Units (78%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (22%) to that of all housing authorities in Indiana, Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown 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 Indiana.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown scored an average of 91 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2005 and a low score of 76 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Indiana is 75.98.

Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown has an average score that is more than the average Indiana housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

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 Charlestown manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 83. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Woodridge Apartments has 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 Charlestown owns and manages 250 public housing units in 2 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown is $491.00 compared to the state average of $271.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Indiana ranges from a low of $202.00 to a high of $491.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Housing Authority of the City of Charlestown.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 11/7/11 Plan
2010 9/17/10 Plan
2007 8/1/07 Plan
2006 10/13/06 Plan
2005 10/13/05 Plan
2004 10/8/04 Plan
2003 8/14/03 Plan
2002 9/5/02 Plan
2001 11/1/01 Plan
2000 8/14/00 Plan