Hammond Housing Authority

1402 173rd Street
Hammond, Lake County, Indiana 46324

Hammond Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs. As of September 21st, 2021, Hammond Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Hammond Housing Authority serves Hammond.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
4-Bedroom Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Hammond, Indiana Limited Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Hammond Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Hammond Housing Authority Website: http://www.hammondhousing.org/.

Hammond Housing Authority Phone: (219) 989-3265.

Open Until Further Notice: 4-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Hammond Housing Authority (HHA) Public Housing waiting list for 4-Bedroom apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from July 14, 2021 at 9:00 am CT, until 250 applications have been received.

Please note: According to the HHA, to apply for this waiting list, "Households must have a minimum of four (4) persons and a maximum of eight (8) persons in household."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is 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 on June 29, 2021.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via writing to the Hammond Housing Authority LIPH Waiting List-Reasonable Accommodation 4923 Hohman Avenue Hammond, IN,46320, at least 7 days prior to the application date.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/14/2021.

Other Hammond Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Hammond, Indiana Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Hammond Housing Authority (HHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted for one day only, on February 22, 2021 until 2,000 applications were received. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: The HHA public notice states "To apply you must be a resident of Lake County, Indiana"

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 Nwitimes Public notice on January 22, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Hammond, Indiana.

Last Updated on 02/22/2021.

About Hammond Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Hammond Housing Authority may be available by phone at (219) 989-3265. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of September 21st, 2021, it is not known if Hammond Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 04/24/2019, Hammond Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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 609 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 576 2 31
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $579 $539 $1,179
Monthly Cost $333,454 $1,078 $36,539

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Hammond 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 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