Housing Authority of the City of Muncie
409 E 1st Street
Muncie, Delaware County, IN

765-288-9242 http://www.muncieha.com/

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Section 8 HCV 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.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Muncie Housing Authority (MHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The MHA offers two family communities and one apartment community dedicated to senior/disabled individuals. For a detailed list of each community this housing authority offers, please follow this link.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the MHA office to pick up an application, located at 409 East First St., Muncie, IN 47302, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 7:30 am and 4:30 pm.
2. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

The MHA does have a preference for applicants that are working 20 or more hours for week.

More information can be found by visiting the MHA website at http://www.fwha.org/, or by calling 765-288-9242, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 7:30 am and 5:30 pm.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Muncie administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 10 projects which contain 359 affordable rental units. It also administers 864 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Muncie 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 High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Muncie between Public Housing Units (29%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (71%) to that of all housing authorities in Indiana, Housing Authority of the City of Muncie has a smaller 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 Muncie scored an average of 96 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 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Indiana is 75.98.

Housing Authority of the City of Muncie 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 Muncie manages 4 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 69. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Muncie range from a high of 89 to a low of 41.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of the City of Muncie portfolio is Gillespie Tower and the lowest scoring property is Parkview Apartments.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 75% of properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Muncie 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 Muncie.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 2/14/12 Plan
2012 2/14/12 Plan
2011 2/4/11 Plan
2010 6/25/10 Plan
2009 3/2/09 Plan
2008 2/13/08 Plan
2007 4/19/07 Plan
2006 4/21/06 Plan
2005 6/10/05 Plan
2004 7/25/04 Plan
2003 2/6/03 Plan
2002 2/21/02 Plan
2001 3/29/01 Plan
2000 5/12/00 Plan


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size


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