Marion Housing Authority

Waiting Lists

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Closed: Grant County, Indiana Section 8 HCV

The Marion Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from October 2016 until November 2016; and before that in September 2015, and in May 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the MHA office.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been dropped off at the MHA office.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live in Grant County for at least six months, working family.

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

For more information, visit the MHA website, or call the office at (765) 664-5194.

Last Updated on 01/24/2017.

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Closed: Marion Housing Authority Public Housing

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

Please Note: The waiting list for families is currently closed.

This housing authority offers four family communities with 100 units ranging in size from 2 to 5 bedrooms, and one community with 100 one bedroom units dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to obtain an application:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 601 S. Adams St., Marion, IN, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:30 pm.
2. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed it must be hand delivered to the address listed above on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 8 am and 11am and 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Be sure to include these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: homeless, elderly, disabled, employed, live and/or work in Grant County, or a veteran.

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 765-664-5194, Monday-Thursday during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

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About Marion Housing Authority

601 South Adams Street, Marion, IN | Visit Website | (765) 664-5194

Marion Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 690 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by Marion Housing Authority is located in Marion, IN.

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.

About the Marion Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Marion Housing Authority manages 344 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 Tenant Protection VASH
Vouchers 294 4 2 42
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $460 $379 $400 $365
Monthly Cost $135,282 $1,515 $799 $15,327
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 25% having issued approximately 16 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $11,370 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% 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 57% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% 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.

56% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 51% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

48% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 44% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Marion Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 64% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 33% 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 Marion Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $312 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $447. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $162.

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.