Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

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

About Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority serves the State of Indiana.

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

AgencyServes
Hoosier Uplands Economic Development CorporationDubois County, Lawrence County, Pike County, Greene County, Daviess County, Washington County, Martin County, Orange County
Human Services, Inc.Shelby County, Decatur County, Johnson County, Bartholomew County, Jackson County
Interlocal Community Action Program, Inc.Rush County, Wayne County, Hancock County, Henry County, Madison County
Northwest Indiana Community ActionJasper County, Pulaski County, Newton County, Porter County, Starke County, LaPorte County
Ohio Valley OpportunitiesJennings County, Jefferson County, Scott County
South Central Community Action ProgramBrown County, Owen County, Morgan County, Monroe County

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Waiting Lists

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

JANUARY
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The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Clay, Posey, and Vigo County is currently open, from January 3, 2018 at 8:00 am, until January 31, 2018 at 5:00 pm ET.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Call (317) 232-7788 to request an application by mail.
  2. Mail a written request to:

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority
Attention: Section 8
30 S. Meridian St.
Suite 1000
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Non-English speaking applicants can call (317) 232-7777 and request a translator.

This waiting list has 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 will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.

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

Summary

  • What: Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher Opening
  • When: January 3rd, 2018 at 08:00 AM ET-January 31st, 2018 at 05:00 PM ET
  • How To Apply:
    • Call For Application at(317) 232-7788.
    • Mail For Application to
      Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority
      Attention: Section 8
      30 S. Meridian St.
      Suite 1000
      Indianapolis IN 46204
  • Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants who need help completing the application due to age or disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority at (317) 232-7788.
  • Preferences For: The Elderly.  Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally.  Working/Employed.  The Homeless.  Persons with Disabilities. 

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 01/16/2018.

Sullivan County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Sullivan County is currently closed. It was last opened in January 2017, and closed after 25 applications were received. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Call the IHCDA.
  2. Email the IHCDA.

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

Last Updated on 01/16/2018.

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


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 4,921 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardHomeownershipTenant ProtectionPorted OutVASHNon-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers4,37072948190259
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$425$453$540$753$398$365
Monthly Cost$1,858,404$3,174$15,653$36,158$75,633$94,626

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.