Lafayette Housing Authority
100 Executive Drive, Suite J
Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, IN


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Lafayette Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

The Lafayette Housing Authority (LHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Please note: According to the LHA, "The waiting list will only be open to applicants who can claim the residency preference. Residency is defined as living or working in Tippecanoe County. Families who do not live or work in Tippecanoe County are not eligible to apply."

To apply, submit a pre-application at the LHA office, located at 100 Executive Drive, Suite J, Lafayette, IN 47901, from 8:00 am until 10:00 am ET, on the first Wednesday of each month.

The following documentation is required: Proof of residency, birth certificates, Social Security Cards, valid Indiana ID. No copies will be accepted.

For more information, visit the LHA website, or call the office at (765) 771-1300.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Lafayette Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 1,205 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Lafayette Housing Authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Lafayette Housing Authority is among the 37% of Indiana housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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, Lafayette Housing Authority 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 2004 and a low score of 93 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Indiana is 75.98.

Lafayette Housing Authority 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 (, 2012)

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 Lafayette Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 4/30/12 Plan
2010 4/19/10 Plan
2008 1/29/08 Plan
2007 2/12/07 Plan
2006 4/16/06 Plan
2005 1/18/05 Plan
2004 1/20/04 Plan
2003 1/16/03 Plan
2002 2/6/02 Plan
2001 3/15/01 Plan
2000 5/17/00 Plan