Housing Authority of the City of Gary
578 Broadway
Gary, Lake County, IN

219-881-6416

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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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Housing Authority of the City of Gary
578 Broadway
Gary, Lake County, IN

219-881-6416

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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 Indiana, 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 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 Gary scored an average of 49 points. The housing authority had a high score of 93 in 2009 and a low score of 0 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Indiana is 75.98.

Housing Authority of the City of Gary has an average score that is less 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 Gary manages 10 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 59. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Gary range from a high of 96 to a low of 0.

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

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 30% 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 $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 Gary.

Approved Plan PDF Document
5/21/12 Plan
2/10/11 Plan
11/1/09 Plan
4/24/08 Plan
10/3/07 Plan
8/10/06 Plan
4/3/01 Plan
11/7/02 Plan
4/3/01 Plan
5/3/00 Plan