Housing Authority of the City of Evansville

500 Court Street
Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana 47708
(812) 428-8500

Housing Authority of the City of Evansville is a Public Housing Agency in Evansville, Indiana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 24th, 2019, Housing Authority of the City of Evansville has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of Evansville serves Evansville.

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

Open Housing Authority of the City of Evansville Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Evansville (HACE) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific property or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, visit the HACE Public Housing page here, and click on the property of interest. An application link for open waiting lists will be provided on that page.

For more information, visit the HACE website, or call the office at (812) 428-8500.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 8124288500.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/03/2018.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Evansville Waiting Lists

Closed: Evansville, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Evansville (EHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. This waiting list was last open for three days in April, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to:

  1. Complete the online application
  2. Download and print the application online.
  3. Pick up a paper application at an EHA location.

This waiting list had no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the EHA website or call the office at (812) 428-8500.

Last Updated on 05/30/2018.

About Housing Authority of the City of Evansville

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Evansville can be found on its website at http://www.evansvillehousing.org.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/03/2018, Housing Authority of the City of Evansville is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Evansville Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Evansville manages 2,064 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,426 11 6 25 98
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $498 $309 $1,204 $443 $393
Monthly Cost $709,781 $3,404 $7,225 $11,087 $38,554

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Evansville

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 20% having issued approximately 93 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 74 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $10,676 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 77% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% 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 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

43% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

57% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 56% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Evansville Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 69% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

43% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 22% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% 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 the City of Evansville voucher holders in 2016 was $301 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $620. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $216.



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 Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Evansville

John M. Caldwell Homes

1819 S Linwood Ave
Evansville, IN

Fulton Square

1801 N 5th Ave
Evansville, IN

Scattered Sites

1111 Cherry St
Evansville, IN

George W Buckner Towers

717 Cherry St
Evansville, IN

White Oak Apartments

1030 W Franklin St
Evansville, IN
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