About Terre Haute Housing Authority

The Terre Haute Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Terre Haute, Indiana.

The Terre Haute Housing Authority serves Terre Haute.

Terre Haute Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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.

Summary

  • What: Terre Haute Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

Terre Haute Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

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 the Terre Haute Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Terre Haute Housing Authority manages 758 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership
Vouchers 757 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $408 $323
Monthly Cost $308,720 $323

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.


Public Housing Operated by Terre Haute Housing Authority

1001 S 3rd St
Dreiser Square - 2 is a 256 unit low income housing apartment community in Terre Haute.
331 W Wheeler Ave
Margaret Ave - 1 is a 144 unit low income housing apartment community in Terre Haute.
1801 S 12th St
Lockport is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Terre Haute.
461 2nd Ave
Mcmillan Square is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Terre Haute.
2200 Garfield Ave
Garfield Towers is a 152 unit low income housing apartment community in Terre Haute.

Affordable Apartments near Terre Haute Housing Authority

1616 S 25th St
Juliet A. Peddle Park is a 101 unit low income housing apartment community in Terre Haute.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
1200 Maple Ave
Garfield Gardens is a 60 unit low income housing apartment community in Terre Haute.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
2600 S 19th St
Greenwood Manor II is a 300 unit low income housing apartment community in Terre Haute.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance

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