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Muncie Housing Authority

409 East 1st Street
Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana 47302

Muncie Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 19th, 2020, Muncie Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Muncie Housing Authority serves Muncie.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Muncie Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Muncie Housing Authority 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.

Muncie Housing Authority Website:

Muncie Housing Authority Phone: (765) 288-9242.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Muncie Housing Authority (MHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The MHA offers two family communities and one apartment community dedicated to senior/disabled individuals. For a detailed list of each community this housing authority offers, please follow this link.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the MHA office to pick up an application, located at 409 East First St., Muncie, IN 47302, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 7:30 am and 5:30 pm.
2. Download an application here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

The MHA does have a preference for applicants that are working 20 or more hours for week.

More information can be found by visiting the MHA website at, or by calling 765-288-9242, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 7:30 am and 5:30 pm.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (765)288-9242.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/25/2015.

Other Muncie Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Muncie Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Muncie Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the MHA website, or call the office at (765) 288-9242.

Last Updated on 01/14/2016.

About Muncie Housing Authority

More information about Muncie Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Muncie Housing Authority may be available by phone at (765) 288-9242. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/19/2020, it is not known if Muncie 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 Muncie Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Muncie Housing Authority manages 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 Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 804 6 14 15
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $444 $514 $860 $508
Monthly Cost $357,183 $3,082 $12,040 $7,617

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Muncie 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 3% having issued approximately 249 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 9 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 2.4 persons and has a household income of $11,261 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% 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 69% 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, 60% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% 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.

52% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

59% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 58% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Muncie Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 33% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 66% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 45% with 3 or more bedrooms. 33% 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 Muncie Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $288 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $500. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $182.

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 Muncie Housing Authority

Gillespie Towers

701 W Jackson St
Muncie, Indiana

Earthstone Terrace

3300 S Juniper Ln
Muncie, Indiana

R.A. Greene Southern Pines

4225 S Pinewood Dr
Muncie, Indiana

Millennium Place I

810 S Monroe St
Muncie, Indiana

Millennium Place II

809 S Madison St
Muncie, Indiana

Millennium Place III

900 S Jefferson St
Muncie, Indiana

Millennium Place IV

915 S Vine St
Muncie, Indiana