Housing Authority of the City of Terre Haute
2001 N 19th Street
Terre Haute, Vigo County, IN

812-232-1381 http://www.terrehautehousing.org/

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The Section 8 Waiting list is OPEN to new applicants.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

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


This housing authority offers 575 units dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, and 460 units for families.

To apply for public housing an application can be picked up by visiting the housing authority, located at 2001 North 19th St., Terre Haute, IN 47804, during normal office hours Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, photo IDs for all adult household members, landlord references, and proof of any residence for the past five years.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: victim of domestic violence, homeless, displaced by a natural disaster, or live and/or work in Vigo County.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.terrehautehousing.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 812-232-1381, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Terre Haute administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 8 projects which contain 867 affordable rental units. It also administers 916 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Terre Haute is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 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 Terre Haute between Public Housing Units (49%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (51%) to that of all housing authorities in Indiana, Housing Authority of the City of Terre Haute 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 Terre Haute scored an average of 86 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2004 and a low score of 74 in 2008. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Indiana is 75.98.

Housing Authority of the City of Terre Haute 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 Terre Haute manages 6 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 Terre Haute range from a high of 84 to a low of 53.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of the City of Terre Haute portfolio is Garfield Towers and the lowest scoring property is McMillan Square.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 67% of properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Terre Haute 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 Terre Haute owns and manages 867 public housing units in 8 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Housing Authority of the City of Terre Haute is $224.00 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 Terre Haute.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2007 11/30/07 Plan
2005 12/30/05 Plan
2004 9/27/04 Plan
2003 10/7/03 Plan
2002 10/3/02 Plan
2001 8/30/01 Plan
2000 7/27/00 Plan

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Public Housing Projects

867

Public Housing Units

916

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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