About New Castle Housing Authority

The New Castle Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in New Castle, Indiana.

The New Castle Housing Authority serves New Castle.

The New Castle Housing Authority also serves areas within a 5-mile radius of New Castle.

New Castle Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

This housing authority offers two communities for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to obtain an application:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 274 South 14th Street
New Castle, IN 47362 during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling (765) 529-1517, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents: birth certificates, social security cards, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: living and/or working in New Castle, victim of domestic violence, employed, homeless, disabled, veteran, or elderly.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.newcastleha.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling (765) 529-1517, during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

New Castle, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The New Castle Housing Authority (NCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in October 2017; and prior to that for one day in November 2016, from November until December 2015, and in May 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

New Castle, IN is about 45 miles east of Indianapolis, IN.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete an application at the Henry Township Community Center.

Preferences and waiting list placement have not yet been confirmed.

For more information, visit the NCHA website, or call the office at (765) 529-1517 (Some pages on the website have not been updated since July 2007).

Last Updated on 10/17/2017.

More information about New Castle Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.newcastleha.org/.


About the New Castle Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, New Castle Housing Authority manages 300 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 283 8 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $359 $306 $1,090
Monthly Cost $101,510 $2,449 $1,090

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for New Castle 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 13% having issued approximately 23 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 16 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $10,483 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 72% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% 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 72% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 35% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

7% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the New Castle Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 29% include at least one person with a disability. 44% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% 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 New Castle Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $275 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $443. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $140.



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.