Peru Housing Authority

701 E Main Street
Peru, Miami County, Indiana 46970

Peru Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Peru Housing Authority serves Cass County, Grant County, Howard County and Miami County on behalf of Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.
Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Cass, Grant, Howard and Miami County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Peru Housing Authority Public Housing Unknown

Other Peru Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

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

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

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Peru Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 22, 2021 until March 26, 2021. 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 (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 were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the IHCDA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the IHCDA on February 25, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Cass County (excludes within the city limits of Logansport), Grant County (excludes within the city limits of Marion), Howard County (excludes within the city limits of Kokomo), and Miami County, Indiana.

Last Updated on 03/29/2021.

Unknown: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 03/22/2021.

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.

HCV Portability Status

As of September 22nd, 2021, 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 162 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 161 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $387 $593
Monthly Cost $62,298 $593

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