Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

30 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN

There are no open waiting lists offered by Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. Go to the Indiana Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Indiana Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Clay, Posey, and Vigo County, Indiana Section 8 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.

Last Updated on 02/22/2021.

Closed: Sullivan County, Indiana Section 8 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.

Last Updated on 02/22/2021.

Closed: Non-Elderly Disabled Mainstream Mainstream Section 8 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.

Last Updated on 02/22/2021.

About Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority manages 5,331 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 4,740 5 14 11 39 290 222
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $483 $402 $881 $553 $990 $466 $442
Monthly Cost $2,287,540 $2,008 $12,337 $6,082 $38,605 $135,132 $98,078
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.