Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

30 S. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
(317) 232-7777

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority is a public housing agency in Indianapolis, Indiana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority serves Indiana but does not serve Delaware County, Fayette County, Knox County, Marion County, Montgomery County, Parke County, Perry County, Posey County, Putnam County, St Joseph County, Anderson, Angola, Bedford, Bloomfield, Bloomington, Brazil, Charlestown, Columbus, East Chicago, Elkhart, Elwood, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Fremont, Gary, Greendale, Hammond, Huntingburg, Jasonville, Jeffersonville, Kendallville, Kokomo, Lafayette, Linton, Marion, Michigan City, Terre Haute and West Terre Haute.

The following agencies operate on behalf of Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority:

Agency Serves
Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs, Inc. Carroll County, Clinton County, Tippecanoe County, White County
Brightpoint Allen County, DeKalb County, Elkhart County, Noble County, Steuben County, Whitley County
Community Action of Greater Indianapolis Boone County, Hamilton County, Hendricks County, Tipton County
Community Action of Southern Indiana Clark County, Floyd County, Harrison County
Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana Benton County, Fountain County, Vermillion County, Warren County
Community and Family Services, Inc. Adams County, Blackford County, Huntington County, Jay County, Randolph County, Wabash County, Wells County
Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation Daviess County, Dubois County, Greene County, Lawrence County, Martin County, Orange County, Pike County, Washington County
Human Services, Inc. Bartholomew County, Decatur County, Jackson County, Johnson County, Shelby County
Interlocal Community Action Program, Inc. Hancock County, Henry County, Madison County, Rush County, Wayne County
Lincoln Hills Development Corporation Crawford County, Gibson County, Spencer County, Vanderburgh County, Warrick County
Northwest Indiana Community Action Jasper County, LaPorte County, Newton County, Porter County, Pulaski County, Starke County
Ohio Valley Opportunities Jefferson County, Jennings County, Scott County
South Central Community Action Program Brown County, Monroe County, Morgan County, Owen County
Southeastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corporation Dearborn County, Franklin County, Ohio County, Ripley County, Switzerland County, Union County
Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Clay, Posey, and Vigo County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Sullivan County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Non-Elderly Disabled Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Clay, Posey, and Vigo County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Clay, Posey, and Vigo County is currently closed. It was last open for one month in January 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Call  to request an application by mail.
  2. Mail a written request to the IHCDA.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Residents, homeless, working 20+ hours per week, elderly, non-elderly disabled, disabled family member, persons residing in institutions such as nursing homes or at risk of institutionalization.

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

For more information, visit the IHCDA website, or call the office at (317) 232-7777.

Last Updated on 01/31/2018.

Closed: Sullivan County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Sullivan County is currently closed. It was last open for 12 days in August, 2018; and before that in January, 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1.   Call to request an application by mail.
  2.   Send an email.

This waiting list had the following preferences: The Elderly, Persons with Disabilities, Persons Who Live or Work Locally, The Homeless, Working/Employed,Those Terminated from Assistance Due to Lack of Funding, and Persons Living in Or at Risk of Institutionalization.

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

For more information, visit the IHCDA website, or call the office at (317) 234-3356.

Last Updated on 08/22/2018.

Closed: Non-Elderly Disabled Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two months from October until November, 2018; and before that in 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: The Section 8 Mainstream program is for persons under the age of 62 with a disability.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Send an email to request an application by mail.
  2. Call to request an application by mail.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must have been:

  1. Emailed to the IHCDA.
  2. Mailed to the IHCDA.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Persons Who Live or Work Locally, The Homeless, Working/Employed,Those Terminated from Assistance Due to Lack of Funding, and Persons Living in Or at Risk of Institutionalization.

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

For more information, visit the IHCDA website here, or call the office at (317) 232-7788.

Last Updated on 12/01/2018.

About Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

More information about Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority can be found on its website at http://www.in.gov/ihcda/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/01/2018, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority is absorbing 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-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority manages 5,149 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 4,596 7 23 45 225 237
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $442 $492 $518 $994 $410 $382
Monthly Cost $2,032,870 $3,441 $11,906 $44,727 $92,329 $90,547

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Indiana Housing and Community Development 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 17% having issued approximately 276 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $11,955 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% 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 72% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

39% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

22% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 18% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 51% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 68% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% 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 Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $315 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $516. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $169.



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.