Seymour Housing Authority

301 North Chestnut Street
Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana 47274

Seymour Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Seymour, Indiana that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Seymour Housing Authority serves Jackson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Jackson County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Seymour Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Jackson County, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Seymour Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one month from January until February, 2018; and before that from April until September, 2016, and in April, 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to submit an application at Seymour City Hall.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Elderly, disabled, homeless, and applicants who have income.

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

For more information, call the SHA office at (812) 524-2152.

Last Updated on 12/13/2018.

About Seymour Housing Authority

Representatives of Seymour Housing Authority may be available by phone at (812) 524-2152. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:00am to 4:30pm ET.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 12/27/2018, Seymour 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 Seymour Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Seymour Housing Authority manages 158 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard
Vouchers 158
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $311
Monthly Cost $49,124

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Seymour 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 22% having issued approximately 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 7 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $12,782 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 13% 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 86% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 34% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

25% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 20% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

3% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Seymour Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 47% include at least one person with a disability. 68% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 81% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

48% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% 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 Seymour Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $361 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $378. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $137.



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.