Muncie Housing Authority
409 East 1st Street
Muncie, Delaware County, IN


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Muncie Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on January 14th, 2016.

The Muncie Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the MHA website, or call the office at (765) 288-9242.

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 Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Muncie Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update June 25th, 2015.

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 5:30 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, 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 Muncie Housing Authority 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, Muncie 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 High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Muncie Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (29%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (71%) to that of all housing authorities in Indiana, Muncie Housing Authority 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 (, 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, Muncie 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 2002 and a low score of 85 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Indiana is 75.98.

Muncie 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 Muncie Housing Authority.

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