East Chicago Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on April 5th, 2016.

The East Chicago Housing Authority (ECHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day only in March 2016, and prior to that for one day only in July 2014.

East Chicago, IN is about 20 miles southeast of Chicago, IL.

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 pre-application will be available online only.

The ECHA identified the following preferences: Local residents, rent burdened. An ECHA representative has confirmed that there are more preferences, which can be found on the ECHA website, but we were not able to locate this information. Please contact the ECHA for more information about the remaining preferences.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time of pre-application submission.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 ECHA website, or call the office at (219) 397-9974.

Public Housing Waitlist: Closed

This information was last updated on March 11th, 2016.

The East Chicago Housing Authority (ECHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. 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 its policy on how to update pre-application information.

For more information, visit the ECHA website, or call the office at (219) 397-9974.

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Closed

This information was last updated on March 11th, 2016.

The East Chicago Housing Authority (ECHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications at this time.

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. 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 its policy on how to update pre-application information.

For more information, visit the ECHA website, or call the office at (219) 397-9974.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Scattered Sites 79/100 01/15/2015
Scattered Sites 64/100 05/05/2014
John B Nicosia 62/100 04/11/2014
James Hunter 60/100 03/07/2014
Scattered Sites 77/100 05/16/2013
West Calumet Compl 82/100 05/21/2013
John B Nicosia 69/100 05/20/2013
James Hunter 72/100 05/20/2013

Public Housing Operated by East Chicago Housing Authority

1301 E Columbus Dr
Scattered Sites participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
3625 Pulaski St
James Hunter participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
4720 Railroad Ave
John B Nicosia participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
4700 Larkspur St
West Calumet Complex participates in the following programs:
Public Housing

East Chicago Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Indiana:

Affordable Apartments near East Chicago Housing Authority

3635 Main St
Northtown Village Townhomes ( Shores on Broadway ) participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
501 E Chicago Ave
Cardinal Terrace Apartments participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit