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Lafayette Housing Authority
Lafayette Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Lafayette, Indiana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of April 5th, 2020, Lafayette Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Lafayette, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Lafayette Housing Authority serves Lafayette and West Lafayette.
Waiting List Statuses
|Lafayette, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher
||Open Until Further Notice
Open Lafayette Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.
Lafayette Housing Authority Website: http://www.lafayette.in.gov/314/Housing-Authority.
Lafayette Housing Authority Phone: (765) 771-1300.
Open Until Further Notice:
Lafayette, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Lafayette Housing Authority (LHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted on the first Wednesday of each month, since at least January, 2019, until further notice.
To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here, from 8:00 am until 10:00 am.
The following documentation is required when submitting the application: Birth certificates and Social Security Numbers of all households members; and a valid government issued ID of the applicant. No copies will be accepted.
This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or Work Locally, Elderly, Disabled, Working/Employed, Victims of Domestic Violence, Displaced by Government Action, Displaced by Natural Disaster, and Referred by Local Assistance Program.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the LHA website.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (765) 771-1300.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 02/05/2020.
About Lafayette Housing Authority
More information about Lafayette Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.lafayette.in.gov/314/Housing-Authority.
Representatives of Lafayette Housing Authority may be available by phone at (765) 771-1300. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Lafayette Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Lafayette Housing Authority manages 1,238 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 |
||1,184 ||2 ||10 ||7 ||35 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$452 ||$282 ||$517 ||$536 ||$370 |
||$535,590 ||$563 ||$5,173 ||$3,750 ||$12,943 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lafayette Housing 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 23% having issued approximately 55 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 26 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $11,925 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% 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 70% 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, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% 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.
39% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.
35% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 30% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Lafayette Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 47% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 75% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
42% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Lafayette Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $287 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $553. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $94.
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.