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 Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Unknown

Other Hammond Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Hammond, Indiana 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. It was last open for one day in May, 2019. Before that, it was open in August, 2016, in March, 2014, in 2011, and in 2009. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Hammond, Indiana is about 25 miles south of Chicago, Illinois.

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

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Applicants were placed on on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

The waiting list was scheduled to close after 500 applications were submitted, and closed nine minutes after it opened.

Applicants placed on the waiting list will receive notification by mail within 120 days of the application submission.

For more information, visit the HHA website.

Last Updated on 05/24/2019.

Unknown: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 05/02/2019.

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 most recent VMS report, Hammond Housing Authority manages 618 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 579 2 37
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $556 $444 $988
Monthly Cost $322,208 $888 $36,567

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.


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