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Northwest Indiana Community Action

5240 Fountain Drive
Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana

Northwest Indiana Community Action is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Northwest Indiana Community Action serves Jasper County, LaPorte County, Newton County, Porter County, Pulaski County and Starke County on behalf of Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.
Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Newton County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Northwest Indiana Community Action 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.

Northwest Indiana Community Action Website:

Northwest Indiana Community Action Phone: (219) 794-1829.

Closed: Newton County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Northwest Indiana Community Action (NICA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 10, 2020, until August 11, 2020. 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 preferences:

  • Residency - Applicant is a legal resident of, has been hired to work in, or currently works within the COUNTY they have applied to.
  • Person residing in an institutional setting or at risk of being placed in an institutional setting - An institutional or other segregated setting includes, but is not limited to: Congregate settings populated exclusively or primarily with individuals with disabilities; or congregate settings characterized by regimentation in daily activities, lack of privacy or autonomy, policies limiting visitors, or limits on individuals’ ability to engage freely in community activities and to manage their own activities of daily living; or settings that provide for daytime activities primarily with other individuals with disabilities; or a person at risk of being placed in a setting defined above.
  • Working Families - Persons either attending a school/training program or working at least 20 hours per week; elderly status (age 62 and older), non-elderly disabled status (61 and under with disability), having a disabled family member (any age).
  • Elderly – Applicant (Head, Spouse, Co-Head, Sole Member) is age 62 or older.
  • Non-Elderly Family Member with Disability – Non-elderly (61 years or younger) family, Head, Spouse, Co-Head, or sole member meets HUD’s definition of disabled.
  • Family Member with a Disability – An individual who meets the HUD definition of a person with a disability.
  • Youth Exiting Foster Care - Youth that Indiana Department of Child Services has certified to be at least 18 years and not more than 24 years of age who have left foster care, or will leave foster care within 90 days and is homeless or is At Risk of Becoming Homeless.
  • Child Welfare Involved Families - A family that Indiana Department of Child Services has certified as a family for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the placement of the family’s child, or children, in out-of-home care, or in the delay of discharge of a child, or children, to the family from out-of-home care.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the NICA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the IHCDA public notice, as of August 7, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Newton County, Indiana.

Last Updated on 08/11/2020.

About Northwest Indiana Community Action

More information about Northwest Indiana Community Action can be found on its website at

Representatives of Northwest Indiana Community Action may be available by phone at (219) 794-1829. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/30/2020, it is not known if Northwest Indiana Community Action 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.