Hammond Housing Authority

1402 173rd Street, Hammond, IN

There are no open waiting lists offered by Hammond Housing Authority. Go to the Indiana Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Indiana Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Hammond, Indiana Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Hammond Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The HHA last accepted applications for this wait list from May 3, 2022, until 3,000 applications were received. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HHA public notice on May 3, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Hammond, Indiana.

Last Updated on 10/31/2022.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Hammond Housing Authority waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently closed.

There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the HHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HHA on July 14, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Lake County, Indiana. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.

Last Updated on 03/31/2022.

About Hammond Housing Authority

About the Hammond Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Hammond Housing Authority manages 602 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 568 2 32
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $599 $232 $1,198
Monthly Cost $340,240 $463 $38,321
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 14% having issued approximately 46 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 20 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $15,123 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 48% 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 46% 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, 73% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 14% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 8% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

70% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 69% of households with children have a female head of household. 95% of all households were headed by a female.

93% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 81% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Hammond Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 20% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% 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 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 2% 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 Hammond Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $375 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $658. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $126.

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 Hammond Housing Authority

Columbia Center

7332 Columbia Cir W
Hammond, Indiana

Turner Park

4935 Towle Ct
Hammond, Indiana