New Castle Housing Authority

274 S 14th Street
New Castle, Henry County, Indiana 47362

New Castle Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in New Castle, Indiana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 20th, 2019, New Castle Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

New Castle Housing Authority serves New Castle.

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

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
New Castle, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open New Castle Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The New Castle Housing Authority (NCHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2015, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application at the NCHA office, located at 274 South 14th Street, New Castle, IN 47362.
  2. Call (765) 529-1517 to request an application by mail.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the NCHA office, at the address above. 

This waiting list has the following preferences: Living and/or working in New Castle, victim of domestic violence, employed, homeless, disabled, veteran, or elderly.

For more information, visit the NCHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7655291517.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/06/2019.

Other New Castle Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: New Castle, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The New Castle Housing Authority (NCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on August 20, 2019, until 100 applications were submitted. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Open and print the pre-application online.
  2. Pick up the pre-application from the Henry Township Community Center.

Once the application was completed, it must have been dropped off at the the Henry Township Community Center.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how selected applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the NCHA website.

Last Updated on 10/20/2019.

About New Castle Housing Authority

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

Representatives of New Castle Housing Authority may be available by phone at (765) 529-1517. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/20/2019, it is not known if New Castle 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 New Castle Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, New Castle Housing Authority manages 308 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 281 13 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $318 $272 $1,121
Monthly Cost $89,312 $3,531 $1,121

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.


Public Housing Operated by New Castle Housing Authority

Maplewood Terrace

274 S 14th St
New Castle, IN
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