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Peru Housing Authority

701 E Main Street
Peru, Miami County, Indiana 46970

Peru Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 25th, 2020, Peru Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Peru Housing Authority serves Cass County, Grant County, Howard County and Miami County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Fulton, Cass, Miami, Howard and Grant County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Peru Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Holiday Notice: Housing Authority offices will be closed Thursday, November 26th in observance of Thanksgiving; and some offices may be closed for additional days afterwards.

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.

Peru Housing Authority Phone: (765) 473-6601.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Authority for the City of Peru (PHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least December 27, 2018, until further notice

To apply, pick up an application at the PHA office, located at 701 East Main Street, Peru, Indiana, 46970, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm ;and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be dropped off at the PHA office at the address above, during office hours.

This waiting list has the following preference: Live or work in Miami County, Indiana.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preference.

For more information, contact the PHA.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (765) 671-0220.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/08/2019.

Other Peru Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Fulton, Cass, Miami, Howard and Grant County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Peru Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on March 31, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application at the PHA office.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must have been dropped off at the PHA office.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly, Disabled, Live, Work in Indiana, Working/Employed, Terminated from Assistance Due to Lack of Funding, Living in Or at Risk of Institutionalization.

Exclusively for the city of Peru, the only preference is to live or work in Miami County, Indiana.

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

For more information, contact the Peru Housing Authority.

Last Updated on 11/03/2020.

About Peru Housing Authority

Representatives of Peru Housing Authority may be available by phone at (765) 473-6601. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm ET.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of November 25th, 2020, it is not known if Peru Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 12/27/2018, Peru Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Peru Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Peru Housing Authority manages 146 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 Ported Out
Vouchers 145 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $360 $736
Monthly Cost $52,132 $736

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Peru 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 27% having issued approximately 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 31 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $10,737 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% 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

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% 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.

46% of households included children, 11% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

14% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 9% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Peru Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 57% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

47% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 17% with 3 or more bedrooms. 2% 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 Peru Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $265 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $510. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $130.



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 Peru Housing Authority

Eastwood Place

701 E Main St
Peru, Indiana