Marion Housing Authority
601 S Adams Street
Marion, Grant County, IN


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Marion Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on October 12th, 2016.

Please note: The Marion Housing Authority covers Grant County, IN.

The Marion Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open for application submission, from October 12, 2016 at 8:30 am ET, until the application limit has been reached. It was last open for one day in September 2015, and prior to that in May 2014.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, pick up an application at the MHA office, located at 601 S Adams Street, Marion, IN 46953, from 8:30 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 5:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Once the application has been completed, it must be dropped off at the MHA office at the address above, beginning on October 12, 2016, from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm.

The following documentation is required: Photo ID of the applicant.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live in Grant County for at least six months, working family.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, read the MHA public notice, visit the MHA website, or call the office at (765) 664-5194.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Marion Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

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

Please Note: The waiting list for families is currently closed.

This housing authority offers four family communities with 100 units ranging in size from 2 to 5 bedrooms, and one community with 100 one bedroom units dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to obtain an application:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 601 S. Adams St., Marion, IN, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:30 pm.
2. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed it must be hand delivered to the address listed above on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 8 am and 11am and 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Be sure to include these documents with 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: homeless, elderly, disabled, employed, live and/or work in Grant County, or a veteran.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 765-664-5194, Monday-Thursday during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Marion Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 270 affordable rental units. It also administers 471 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Marion Housing Authority 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 Marion Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (36%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (64%) to that of all housing authorities in Indiana, Marion Housing Authority 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 (, 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, Marion Housing Authority scored an average of 94 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 79 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Indiana is 75.98.

Marion 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 Marion Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 4/30/12 Plan
2011 5/9/11 Plan
2010 5/20/10 Plan
2008 6/10/08 Plan
2007 10/25/07 Plan
2006 8/9/06 Plan
2005 7/14/05 Plan
2004 5/12/04 Plan
2003 4/18/03 Plan
2002 5/7/02 Plan
2001 5/11/01 Plan
2000 10/12/00 Plan