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Indianapolis Housing Agency

1919 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana 46202

Indianapolis Housing Agency is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 4th, 2021, Indianapolis Housing Agency has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Indianapolis Housing Agency serves Marion County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Indianapolis Housing Agency Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Marion County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Indianapolis Housing Agency Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Indianapolis Housing Agency Website:

Indianapolis Housing Agency Phone: (317) 261-7200.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Indianapolis Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers 16 communities for families and senior/disabled individuals. For a complete list of each community that this housing authority offers, please follow this link.

To apply for public housing please follow this link to apply online.

Once your application has been submitted you will receive a confirmation number, please write down that number for future reference.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: elderly, disabled, employed, or enrolled in an educational or job training program.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 317-261-7200, during normal office hours.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (317)261-7200.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Other Indianapolis Housing Agency Waiting Lists

Closed: Marion County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please note: The Indianapolis Housing Agency covers Marion County, IN.

The Indianapolis Housing Agency (IHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed, It was last open for four days in September 2016; and before that for three days in October 2014, and in June 2006. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. The application was available in English and Spanish. The application was available online only. One application per household was accepted.

There are no preferences.

10,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the IHA website, or call the office at (317) 261-7200.

Last Updated on 09/16/2016.

About Indianapolis Housing Agency

More information about Indianapolis Housing Agency can be found on its website at

Representatives of Indianapolis Housing Agency may be available by phone at (317) 261-7200. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/04/2021, it is not known if Indianapolis Housing Agency 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 Indianapolis Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Indianapolis Housing Agency manages 7,856 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 7,113 72 56 76 357
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $590 $388 $604 $1,131 $453
Monthly Cost $4,197,152 $27,917 $33,832 $85,929 $161,781

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Indianapolis Housing Agency

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 15% having issued approximately 502 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 31 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $12,347 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% 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 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% 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.

54% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

91% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 89% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Indianapolis Housing Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 38% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Indianapolis Housing Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $332 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $606. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $160.

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 Apartments Operated by Indianapolis Housing Agency

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St Clair Apartments

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Low Income Housing Managed by Indianapolis Housing Agency

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Laurelwood Apartments

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