Hammond Housing Authority

1402 173rd Street
Hammond, Lake County, Indiana 46324
(219) 989-3265

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

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. As of May 20th, 2019, Hammond Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Hammond, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List will open on May 22nd, 2019.

Hammond Housing Authority serves Hammond.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Hammond, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
Public Housing Unknown

Open Hammond Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Soon: Hammond, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When:  May 22nd, 2019  at 09:00 AM  CT
  • How to Apply:  Online Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Date and Time
  • Preferences:  Preferences Unconfirmed.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Hammond Housing Authority (HHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon, from May 22, 2019 at 9:00 am CT, until 500 applications are submitted. It was last open in August, 2016. Before that, it was open in March, 2014, in 2011, and in 2009.

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

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application that will be available on the HHA website.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

500 applicants will be placed on on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via a written request to the HHA..

If you or any member of your family is a person with disabilities, and you require a specific accommodation in order to fully utilize the HHAr programs or services, you must request a “reasonable accommodation” at least 7 days prior to the application date. Please send your request in writing to:

Hammond Housing Authority

HCV Waiting List-Reasonable Accommodation

1402 – 173rd Street

Hammond, IN 46324


Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/15/2019.

Other Hammond Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Unknown: 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/.

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.

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

About the Hammond Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Hammond Housing Authority manages 649 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 598 2 49
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $564 $451 $976
Monthly Cost $337,409 $902 $47,846

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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