Delaware County Housing Authority
Delaware County 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, Delaware County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Delaware County Housing Authority serves Delaware County.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
|Delaware County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher
Open Delaware County 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.
Delaware County Housing Authority Phone: (765) 284-3801.
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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Delaware County Housing Authority
(DCHA) is currently accepting
public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.
The DCHA offers one community with 162 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.
There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the DCHA office to pick up an application, located at 2401 S. Haddix Ave., Muncie, IN, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:30 pm.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 765-284-3801, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:30 pm.
Once the application has been completed it must be hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to have these original documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of all income, proof of food stamps, and photo IDs for all adult household members.
The DCHA does have a preference for senior and disabled individuals.
For more information the housing authority can be reached by calling 765-284-3801, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:30 pm.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (765)284-3801.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 05/22/2015.
Other Delaware County Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Delaware County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
|The Delaware County Housing Authority (Indiana) last opened on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 for seven days.|
|The application was online only. The Housing Authority had no known preferences.|
|Applicants will be selected via random lottery at a later date.|
|We will update this listing with any further information about the February 4th opening as we confirm details.|
Last Updated on 06/05/2015.
About Delaware County Housing Authority
Representatives of Delaware County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (765) 284-3801. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Delaware County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Delaware County Housing Authority manages 164 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:
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Delaware County 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 30% having issued approximately 6 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 9 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $10,478 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 72% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 16% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
44% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.
21% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 19% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Delaware County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 40% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 51% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 Delaware County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $259 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $540. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $108.
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 Delaware County Housing Authority
2908 E Bartirome St