Terre Haute Housing Authority

2001 North 19th Street
Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana 47804

Terre Haute Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 23rd, 2021, Terre Haute Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Terre Haute Housing Authority serves Terre Haute.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Terre Haute Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Terre Haute Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Terre Haute 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.

Terre Haute Housing Authority Website: http://www.terrehautehousing.org/.

Terre Haute Housing Authority Phone: (812) 232-1381.

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Waiting List
The Terre Haute Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers 575 units dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, and 460 units for families.

To apply for public housing an application can be picked up by visiting the housing authority, located at 2001 North 19th St., Terre Haute, IN 47804, during normal office hours Monday-Friday.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, photo IDs for all adult household members, landlord references, and proof of any residence for the past five years.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: victim of domestic violence, homeless, displaced by a natural disaster, or live and/or work in Vigo County.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.terrehautehousing.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 812-232-1381, during normal office hours.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (812)232-1381.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Other Terre Haute Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Terre Haute Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Terre Haute Housing Authority (THHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from August 15, 2013 until July 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

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

Once the application has been completed, it must have been mailed or hand delivered to the THHA office.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Victims of domestic violence, homeless, local residency. Further explanation of each preference can be found here.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.

Applicants can update pre-application information by printing, completing and submitting this form to the THHA office.

For more information, visit the THHA website, or call the office at (812) 232-1381.

Last Updated on 09/29/2016.

About Terre Haute Housing Authority

More information about Terre Haute Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.terrehautehousing.org/.

Representatives of Terre Haute Housing Authority may be available by phone at (812) 232-1381. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/23/2021, it is not known if Terre Haute Housing Authority 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.

About the Terre Haute Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Terre Haute Housing Authority manages 762 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 Homeownership
Vouchers 761 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $450 $285
Monthly Cost $342,612 $285

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Terre Haute 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 18% having issued approximately 45 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 12 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 $11,602 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% 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 62% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

48% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

25% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 23% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Terre Haute Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 53% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 43% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 Terre Haute Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $315 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $542. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $185.

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.

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