Indiana Public Housing Waiting Lists

Housing Authority Wait List
Vincennes Housing AuthorityNot Open
Fort Wayne Housing AuthorityNot Open
Delaware County Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of MuncieOpen
Housing Authority of the City of AndersonOpen
Kokomo Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of RichmondOpen
Housing Authority of the City of HammondOpen
Housing Authority of the City of GaryOpen
Housing Authority of the City of New AlbanyOpen
Housing Authority of South BendOpen
Housing Authority of the City of EvansvilleOpen
Indianapolis Housing AgencyOpen
Housing Authority of the City of Tell CityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of Michigan CityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of MishawakaNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of Terre HauteOpen
Housing Authority of the City of BloomingtonOpen
Housing Authority of the City of JeffersonvilleOpen
Rockport Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of CharlestownNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of ElkhartOpen
Housing Authority of the City of HuntingburgNot Open
East Chicago Housing AuthorityNot Open
Washington Housing AuthorityOpen
Housing Authority of the City of BedfordOpen
Bloomfield Housing AuthorityNot Open
Sullivan Housing AuthorityOpen
Brazil Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of KendallvilleOpen
Mount Vernon Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of AngolaOpen
Housing Authority of the City of Marion, InOpen
New Castle Housing AuthorityOpen
Linton Housing AuthorityNot Open
Columbus Housing AuthorityOpen
Knox County Housing AuthorityOpen
Fremont Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of Rome CityNot Open
Greendale Housing AuthorityNot Open
Housing Authority of the City of PeruNot Open

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About Public Housing

Public housing is the oldest form of Federally assisted housing dating back to Roosevelt's New Deal in the late 1930's. Though the average citizen commonly refers to any government assisted housing as “public housing”, Public Housing is just one Federal housing program among many.

The Public Housing program is managed at the National level by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Federal subsidies provided under the program provide for the development and construction of the housing and the ongoing operations. Any resident in a Public Housing unit has a rent that is determined by their income. The Federal operating subsidy for each property offsets the portion of a resident's rent that is above what they can afford.

Public Housing communities are owned and operated locally by Public Housing Authorities (PHA). There are currently 9,666 Public Housing communities in the United States containing 1,170,246 rental units. These properties are operated by 3,136 different Public Housing Authorities across America.

In Indiana, 41 Public Housing Authorities operate 16,078 public housing rental units in 152 apartment buildings or communities.

Often, Public Housing is oversubscribed and there aren't enough apartments to serve every low income renter in need. In these cases, a PHA will create a public housing waiting list. Interested renters apply to the housing authority that manages the public housing apartment property they are interested in living in. The renters name is placed on a waiting list and when the next rent subsidized public housing unit comes available, the property manager will select the first name on the waiting list.

In Indiana, out of 41 housing authorities that operate at least one Public Housing complex, 16 housing authorities do not have even one public housing waiting list open and 25 have at least one of their public housing waiting lists open.