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Warsaw Housing Authority

109 West Catherine Street
Milford, Kosciusko County, Indiana 46542

Warsaw Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of October 31st, 2020, Warsaw Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Warsaw, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Goshen, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Warsaw Housing Authority serves Goshen and Warsaw.

Warsaw Housing Authority no longer operates the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Fulton, Kosciusko, and Marshall County, as of February, 2020. The Public Housing Agency that now serves these counties has not yet been confirmed.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Warsaw, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Goshen, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Warsaw Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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.

Warsaw Housing Authority Website: https://www.warsaw.in.gov/152/Warsaw-Housing-Authority.

Warsaw Housing Authority Phone: (574) 269-7641.

Open Until Further Notice: Warsaw, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Warsaw Housing Authority (WHA) Warsaw Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, since at least September, 2019, until further notice. 

To apply during the opening period, open and print the application online here. Select the "Warsaw Application" link.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Resident of Kosciusko County; Employed in Kosciusko County.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the WHA at PO Box 387, Milford, IN 46542
  2. Hand delivered to the WHA at 109 Catherine Street, Milford, IN 46542

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the WHA Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance page, or the WHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (574) 269-7641.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/13/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Goshen, Indiana Housing Choice Voucher 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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Warsaw Housing Authority (WHA) Goshen Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, since at least September, 2019, until further notice. 

To apply during the opening period, open and print the application online here. Select the "Goshen Application" link.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Reside within Goshen City limits; Employed within Goshen City limits.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to the WHA at PO Box 387, Milford, IN 46542
  2. Hand delivered to the WHA at 109 Catherine Street, Milford, IN 46542

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the WHA Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance page, or the WHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (574) 269-7641.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/13/2019.

About Warsaw Housing Authority

More information about Warsaw Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.warsaw.in.gov/152/Warsaw-Housing-Authority.

Representatives of Warsaw Housing Authority may be available by phone at (574) 269-7641. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/31/2020, it is not known if Warsaw 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 Warsaw Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Warsaw Housing Authority manages 338 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 305 33
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $402 $298
Monthly Cost $122,708 $9,822

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Warsaw 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 19% having issued approximately 9 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $13,321 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% 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 72% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 31% 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.

38% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

12% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Warsaw Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 29% include at least one person with a disability. 42% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 69% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

43% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 27% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Warsaw Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $364 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $474. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $163.



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.