Northwest Indiana Community Action

This housing agency serves Jasper County, Lake County, LaPorte County, Newton County, Porter County, Pulaski County, Starke County, La Porte, Michigan City, Indiana. Service does not extend to East Chicago, Service does not extend to Gary, Service does not extend to Hammond, Service does not extend to Michigan City, Indiana.

Waiting List
Open Until Further Notice: Lake, Porter, Jasper, Newton, Laporte, Pulaski and Starke County, Indiana Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More

Open Until Further Notice: Lake, Porter, Jasper, Newton, Laporte, Pulaski and Starke County, Indiana Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Northwest Indiana Community Action (NICA) is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications for Lake, Porter, Jasper, Newton, Laporte, Pulaski and Starke County from April 1, 2024, until further notice. This is the first time the waiting list has been open since it closed in April, 2022.

To apply while the waiting list is open, complete the online application listed below:

This waiting list has 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 (If YES, you must enter the name and address of the employer OR enter in your residential address within that county)
  • 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 will be placed on the waiting list by the 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 NICA public notice on February 15, 2024.

About The Agency

Northwest Indiana Community Action provides affordable housing for up to 0 low- and moderate-income households through its programs.

Monday 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

5240 Fountain Drive, Crown Point, IN

Visit Website(219) 794-1829

Section 8 Application Checklist

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Keep track of everything you need to apply for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher in this printable checklist created by Affordable Housing Online