Housing Authority of South Bend

501 Alonzo Watson Drive
South Bend, St Joseph County, Indiana 46601
(574) 235-9346

Housing Authority of South Bend is a Public Housing Agency in South Bend, Indiana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 16th, 2019, Housing Authority of South Bend has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of South Bend serves South Bend.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
South Bend, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of South Bend Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of South Bend (SBHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.

The SBHA offers nine Public Housing communities, and 235 single family homes scattered throughout South Bend.

To apply, download and print the application online here.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the SBHA office, located at 501 Alonzo Watson Dr, South Bend, IN 46601.

No documents are needed at this time.

Preferences have yet to be confirmed.

For more information, visit the SBHA website, or call the office at (574) 235-9346.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (574)235-9346.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/02/2017.

Other Housing Authority of South Bend Waiting Lists

Closed: South Bend, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of South Bend (SBHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three days in March 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

South Bend, IN is about 150 miles north of Indianapolis, IN.

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

This waiting list has the following preference: Live in South Bend.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

Persons who apply can check their waiting list status here.

For more information, visit the SBHA website, or call the office at (574) 235-9346.

Last Updated on 03/03/2017.

About Housing Authority of South Bend

More information about Housing Authority of South Bend can be found on its website at http://www.hasbonline.com/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/16/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of South Bend is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of South Bend Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of South Bend manages 1,976 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 1,770 37
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $514 $966
Monthly Cost $909,561 $35,725

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of South Bend

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 12% having issued approximately 173 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 75 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $10,884 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 48% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 66% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 10% 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.

56% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

87% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 85% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of South Bend Housing Choice Voucher program, 10% 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. 62% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

25% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 40% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Housing Authority of South Bend voucher holders in 2016 was $275 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $523. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $144.



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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