Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville
206 Eastern Boulevard
Jeffersonville, Clark County, IN

812-283-3553

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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.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Jeffersonville Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


This housing Authority offers five communities for families and senior/disabled individuals. For a complete list of each community, please follow this link.

To apply for public housing please visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 206 Eastern Blvd., Jeffersonville, IN 47130, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Once the application has been completed it must be hand delivered to the address listed above.  Be sure to bring these documents with you when handing in your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: living and/or working in Jeffersonville, victim of domestic violence, elderly, or disabled.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.jeffhousing.com/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 812-283-3553, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Resident Characteristics
as of June 30, 2015

Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville operates 369 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville public housing units range from 1 bedroom apartments to 5 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 52% 1 bedroom apartments, 20% 2 bedroom apartments, 20% 3 bedroom apartments, 7% 4 bedroom apartments and 1% 5 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 351 out of a total 369 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 4.88%.

Family Type

Of the 305 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 28 (9.18%) were elderly, 277 (90.82%) were non-elderly, 139 (45.57%) were disabled, 134 (43.93%) contained children and 118 (38.69%) were headed by a female.

Tenant Contributions to Rent

Residents of public housing pay rent based on their income. The rent contribution of the tenant is called the Total Tenant Payment (TTP). The TTP is generally 30% of a residents income with a $25 (National minimum) to $50 (some PHA’s) minimum rent. Based on the information in the most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015) the minimum rent in Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville's public housing developments is $50.

The average tenant rent contribution for Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville’s public housing developments is $238.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $343. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $379. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $758. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $170.

Race and Ethnicity

The HUD Resident Characteristics Report provides updated Head of Household race and ethnicity data at the housing authority and property level. Across all properties in the Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville portfolio, 43% of households identified as Black, 55% identified as White, and 1% identified as Hispanic or Latino.

Income of Public Housing Residents

HUD divides household income into four categories: Extremely Low Income (ELI) for households earning less than 30% of the median, Very Low Income (VLI) for households earning between 30% and 50% of the median, Low Income (LI) for households earning between 50% and 80% of the median and Above Low Income for households earning 81% of the median and over.

Of the public housing residents residing in Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville properties, 286 were Extremely Low Income, 48 were Very Low Income, 14 were Low Income and 1 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville properties is $9,624. Of all public housing residents, 6% have no income and 3% earn more than $25,000 while 91% have incomes that fall between $0 and $25,000.

The HUD RCR data includes source of income information as well. The data includes five categories of family income: wage income, welfare income, SSI/SS/Pension income, other income and no income. Some families receive income in multiple categories.

Among families residing in Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville public housing 28% have wage income, 41% have welfare income, 55% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 20% have other income and 3% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (June 30, 2015), there were a total of 350 households containing 695 total persons residing in the housing authority’s public housing properties. The average household size across all properties in the housing authority’s public housing portfolio was 2.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 43.93% of households included children. Across all household members in Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville public houins units 17.3% are aged zero to five and 25.6% are aged 6 to 17.

10.8% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 46.3% of all residents were aged 18 to 61.

Length of Stay at Public Housing Properties

The HUD RCR report includes length of stay data for Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville public housing communities. 23.14% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 13.14% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 63.72% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 369 affordable rental units. It also administers 410 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville 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 Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville between Public Housing Units (47%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (53%) to that of all housing authorities in Indiana, Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville 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 Jeffersonville scored an average of 95 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 85 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Indiana is 75.98.

Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville 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 Jeffersonville manages 2 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 91. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville range from a high of 93 to a low of 88.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville portfolio is Clark Arms Apartments and the lowest scoring property is Greenwood Apartments.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Jeffersonville have a passing score.

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

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 Jeffersonville.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 7/23/12 Plan
2011 7/18/11 Plan
2010 7/13/10 Plan
2009 10/19/09 Plan
2008 8/7/08 Plan
2007 11/2/07 Plan
2006 9/29/06 Plan
2005 10/7/05 Plan
2004 12/4/04 Plan
2003 8/14/03 Plan
2002 10/3/02 Plan
2001 8/30/01 Plan
2000 7/20/00 Plan