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Hammond Housing Authority

1402 173rd Street
Hammond, Lake County, Indiana 46324

Hammond Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Hammond, Indiana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Family Self-Sufficiency programs.

Hammond Housing Authority serves Hammond.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Hammond, Indiana Limited Housing Choice Voucher Closed
2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Limited Public Housing Closed

Other Hammond Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Hammond, Indiana Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Hammond Housing Authority (HHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on a limited basis from March 9, 2020, until March 12, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note:

  • According to the HHA, the waiting list was, "open for residents of Lake County, IN." Also, the public notice stated, "To apply you must be 50 years or older and/or the Head of Household meets the HUD definition of disabled."
  • The HHA public notice stated that, "Applications are limited to 500." It is not known if the waiting list closed once the 500 application limit was reached, or if applications continued to be accepted until the announced closing date.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. In person, at the HHA office.

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 Hammond Housing Authority, as of March 5, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 03/12/2020.

Closed: 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Limited Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Hammond Housing Authority (HHA) waiting list for 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on a limited basis for one day on March 9, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the HHA, "Applications will be open to Lake County, Indiana, residents only with a minimum of two (2) persons per household and a maximum of eight (8) persons per household."

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

The waiting list closed after 500 applications were received.

For more information, visit the HHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Hammond Housing Authority, as of March 9, 2020.

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.

Last Updated on 03/09/2020.

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.

Open today from 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm CT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

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 632 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:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 596 2 34
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $553 $576 $970
Monthly Cost $329,683 $1,151 $32,966

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