Greensburg Housing Authority

314 W Washington St
Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana 47240

Greensburg Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Greensburg, Indiana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Greensburg Housing Authority serves Greensburg.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Greensburg, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Closed

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Closed: Greensburg, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Greensburg Housing Authority (GHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in February 2018; and before that in January 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Greensburg, IN is about 50 miles southeast of Indianapolis, IN.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the GHA office.

Once the application has been completed, applicants were required to call the GHA to schedule an appointment.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Local resident, disabled, employed, elderly, victim of domestic violence, homeless.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, call the GHA at (812) 663-5169.

Last Updated on 03/01/2018.

About Greensburg Housing Authority

Representatives of Greensburg Housing Authority may be available by phone at (812) 663-5169. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/19/2020, it is not known if Greensburg 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 Greensburg Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Greensburg Housing Authority manages 68 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 67 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $432 $716
Monthly Cost $28,946 $716

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Greensburg 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 43% having issued approximately 2 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 3 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $13,819 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 60% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% 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 76% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 38% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 31% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% 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.

34% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

4% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Greensburg Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 44% include at least one person with a disability. 66% 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

30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 45% with 2 bedrooms and 25% 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 Greensburg Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $362 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $372. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $172.



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.