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Michigan City Housing Authority

621 East Michigan Boulevard
Michigan City, LaPorte County, Indiana 46360

Michigan City Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Michigan City Housing Authority serves Michigan City.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Michigan City, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed
Home Ownership, MCHDI, and Business Activity Closed

Other Michigan City Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Holiday Notice: Housing Authority offices will be closed Thursday, November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving; and some offices may be closed for additional days afterwards.

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.

Michigan City Housing Authority Website: http://in-michigancity.civicplus.com/201/Housing-Authority.

Michigan City Housing Authority Phone: (219) 872-7287.

Closed: Michigan City, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Michigan City Housing Authority (MCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for less than an hour on February 5th, 2018; and before that for Michigan City residents only for 10 days from July until August 2016, in February 2016, and in September 2012. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Michigan City, IN is about 55 miles southeast of Chicago, IL.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preference: Michigan City, IN resident.

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

For more information, visit the MCHA website, or call the office at (219) 872-7287.

Last Updated on 11/30/2018.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Michigan City Housing Authority (MCHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in 2017. 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.

This waiting list had the following preference: Michigan City resident.

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

A notice will be sent to applicants within 60 days of applying with their waiting list number and estimated wait time.

For more information, visit the MCHA website, or call the office at (219) 872-7287.

Last Updated on 10/19/2017.

Closed: Home Ownership, MCHDI, and Business Activity Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Michigan City Housing Authority (MCHA) Home Ownership, MCHDI, and Business Activity waiting lists are currently closed. Each were last open in June 2017, until 150 applications were received for each program.

Please note: For more information on these programs, visit the Home Ownership program page, and MCHDI and Business Activity page.

To apply, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preference: Michigan City resident.

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

A notice will be sent to applicants within 60 days of applying with their waiting list number and estimated wait time.

For more information, visit the MCHA website, or call the office at (219) 872-7287.

Last Updated on 01/29/2018.

About Michigan City Housing Authority

More information about Michigan City Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://in-michigancity.civicplus.com/201/Housing-Authority.

Representatives of Michigan City Housing Authority may be available by phone at (219) 872-7287. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/25/2020, it is not known if Michigan City Housing Authority 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 Michigan City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Michigan City Housing Authority manages 304 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
Vouchers 287 4 4 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $456 $353 $282 $644
Monthly Cost $130,950 $1,412 $1,128 $3,220

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Michigan City 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 16% having issued approximately 21 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 29 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.9 persons and has a household income of $12,842 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% 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 52% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 70% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 10% 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.

64% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 62% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

86% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 83% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Michigan City Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 69% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

16% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 28% with 2 bedrooms and 56% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Michigan City Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $364 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $544. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $156.



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 Michigan City Housing Authority

Boulevard Gardens

421 E 6th St
Michigan City, Indiana

Scattered Sites

305 Brinkman Ave
Michigan City, Indiana