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The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program provides eligible households vouchers to help pay the rent on privately owned homes of their choosing. A family receiving a voucher must pay at least 30 percent of its month adjusted gross income for rent and utilities. The vouchers are generally administered and can by applied for through local (city) housing authorities.
Project-based Section 8 Rental Assistance (PBRA) provides subsidies to select rental complexes to help offset the cost of construction and rehabilitation. In exchange, Project-Based Rental Assisted units can bridge the difference between rent and what a low-income tenant can afford.
Both programs are funded through Housing and Urban Development. The availability of the programs can depend from region to region. It is common for waiting lists to be closed to apply for. For more information on the programs please click the links below.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program comprises the majority of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority's Section 8 rental assistance programs. IHCDA administered vouchers help over 4,000 families’ pay their rent each month. Eligibility for the Housing Choice Voucher program is based on a family's household income.
The voucher covers a portion of the rent and the tenant is expected to pay the balance. The tenants’ share is an affordable percentage of their income and is generally calculated to be between 30 to 40 percent of their monthly-adjusted gross income for rent and utilities. Most HCV program services are provided by Local Subcontracting Agencies throughout the state of Indiana.
Contact the Public Housing Authority in your area listed at the Housing and Urban Development's site here or follow the steps below.
1. Find your county on the map of Indiana below.
2. If there is a number in your county, find the Housing Authority for your area listed here.
3. If there is NO number in your county, contact your local Community Action Agency listed below.
Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs, Inc.
(765) 447-7683 CAECI
Community Action of East Central Indiana
(765) 966-7733 CAGI
Community Action of Greater Indianapolis
Hamilton and Tipton
(317) 773-2221 Boone
(765) 482-7018 Hendricks
(317) 745-2642 CANI
Community Action of Northern Indiana
(260) 423-3546 ext 233 CASI
Community Action of Southern Indiana
(812) 288-6451 CFS
Community and Family Services
(260) 824-4836 COWI
Community Action of Western Indiana
(765) 793-4881 HSI
Human Services Inc.
(812) 376-9431 HUEDC
Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation
(812) 849-4447 ICAP
Interlocal Community Action Program
(765) 529-4403 IHCDA
Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority
(317) 232-7777 LHDC
Lincoln Hills Development Corp
(812) 547-3435 NICA
Northwest Indiana Community Action
(219) 794-1829 #2410 OVO
Ohio Valley Opportunities
(812) 265-5858 SCCAP
Indiana South Central Community Action Program
(800) 850-7262 #208 SIEOC
South Eastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corp.
(812) 926-1585 WHA
Warsaw Housing Authority
(574) 269-7641 PHA
Peru Housing Authority
If you currently have a Section 8 voucher and wish to relocate to a new city or state. Please contact your local Section 8 provider that processed your voucher application or contact IHCDA at 317-232-7070.
Indiana Housing and Community Development currently partners Indiana Quadel (INQ) to oversee owner compliance with Section 8 Project Based Contract Administration totaling more than 30,000 affordable housing units. Indiana Quadel (INQ) is responsible for performing core tasks that ensure the program serves eligible households, that owners comply with contract requirements, and that tenant concerns are promptly addressed.
To search and apply for Project Based Section 8 click here.
For each property in the states portfolio INQ conducts an annual on-site review, evaluates and approves monthly subsidy vouchers, processes owner requests for rent adjustments and contract renewals, and follows up on resident concerns and deficiencies identified in HUD physical inspections. For more information about this program please contract Indiana Quadel at:Indiana Quadel Consulting
Information will be posted shortly.
If you are interested in accepting Section 8 vouchers at your rental property, please go to http://www.gosection8.com/ for more information on how to qualify.
Is your Section 8 waiting list open?
Currently IHCDA's waiting list is closed and not accepting applications. IHCDA administers only a small portion of the Section 8 Vouchers across the state. Waiting lists can be closed to apply for potentially years at a time before they are available to apply to again.
Are any section 8 waiting lists available to apply for in Indiana?
IHCDA does not keep an active list of available section 8 programs. Please contact the local providers directly.
Is there any emergency section 8 programs I can apply for?
The Section 8 program is not an immediate housing program. Even once an applicant is accepted on the waiting list, it can take up to a year or longer, before receipt of the Section 8 Voucher. If you are seeking another form of affordable housing. You may look at income based housing listed on www.indianahousingnow.org . If you are seeking emergency housing, please click on Homeless Hoosiers tab to the left.
Please contact your local provider or sub-contracting agency listed here if there is a problem with your section 8 program. If you are currently experiencing problems with your local provider, please contact IHCDA at 317-232-7777.