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Anderson Housing Authority

528 W. 11th Street
Anderson, Madison County, Indiana 46016

Anderson Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 19th, 2020, Anderson Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Anderson Housing Authority serves Anderson.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Anderson Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Anderson Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Anderson Housing Authority Website: http://www.ahain.org/.

Anderson Housing Authority Phone: (765) 641-2620.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Anderson Housing Authority (AHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The AHA offers two apartment communities with 84 units, and 52 single family homes scattered throughout Anderson.

To apply for public housing, you must pick up an application at the AHA office located at 528 W. 11th St., Anderson, IN 46016, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

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 AHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: employed at least 20 hours a week or more.

More information can be found by visiting the AHA website at https://www.ahain.org, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 765-641-2620, Monday-Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (765)641-2620.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Other Anderson Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Anderson Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Anderson Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in March 2016, and before that in February 2011. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


Anderson, IN is about 35 miles northeast of Indianapolis, IN.



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 during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application.


The AHA identified the following preferences: Residents of the City of Anderson, elderly, disabled, veteran or service person.


Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time of pre-application submission, by order of 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, visit the AHA website, or call the office at (765) 641-2620.

Last Updated on 04/05/2016.

About Anderson Housing Authority

More information about Anderson Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.ahain.org/.

Representatives of Anderson Housing Authority may be available by phone at (765) 641-2620. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/19/2020, it is not known if Anderson Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Anderson Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Anderson Housing Authority manages 1,226 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,211 11 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $482 $445 $556
Monthly Cost $584,202 $4,893 $2,224

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Anderson Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 16% having issued approximately 71 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 41 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $11,292 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 32% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

50% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 47% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

62% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 59% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Anderson Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

20% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Anderson Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $302 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $582. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $182.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Anderson Housing Authority

Westvale Manor

2207 Fulton St
Anderson, Indiana