August 9, 2020

Indiana HUD Voucher Program (Section 8)

The Indiana Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Indiana Section 8, is a federal assistance program administered by the state that helps individuals on a low income with the payment of their rent. Indiana Section 8 program participants are responsible for finding their own housing and contributing a percentage of their income toward the cost of rent. The Housing Choice Voucher program is then responsible for paying the remaining percentage directly to the participant’s landlord.

Indiana HUD Voucher Program - Section 8

In order to participate in the program, one must meet the Indiana Housing Choice Voucher program eligibility requirements. Eligibility is determined based on the annual gross income and size of the household. Generally, the income should not exceed 50% of the median income for the county of desired residence. Median income levels are determined by your local HUD office or housing authority, and are likely to vary by location.

Before you can be approved to participate in the Indiana Housing Choice Voucher program, your financial information will be examined by your local housing authority. Your bank, employer and other government agencies may be contacted during this process. Note that Section 8 applicants must be U.S. Citizens or fall into a category of specified non-citizens who are eligible for immigration.

If you are eligible for the Housing Choice Voucher program, you will either begin receiving assistance or your name will be placed on a waiting list. How much assistance you receive will be mathematically determined by your local housing authority.

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  1. Michelle Dennie says:

    I live in Porter county and was recently trying to move but was unable do to the Housing rent based amount I think is not calucated correctly for the area of Porter COunty I couldnt move because of $8 I think that the core base rent needs to be recalucated concerning the rent base fair market. I was due to move the first of the year and didnt find out about that I was denied to this rent there is 565.00 and I was told that I qualfiy only for 557.00 $8.00 this lets me not that you need to research fair market rent a little further. I sure would have like to move in the complex in which all my paperwork was already submitted and ready but the hold up was the $8.00. Please reconsider the fair market rent Fy 2011 in 2012 and make it capaaitable so people like myself can move. thank you.

  2. lorrie Ryals says:

    First I am moving to Indiana. I ported my voucher. I do not know the regulations In Indiana — Marion county section 8.
    Do all of the Apartments have to by law participate in the voucher program under IHA?
    So there is not segregation?
    It is very confusing on how to locate a apartment I need to find a apartment in a particular area and am not sure what the laws are in Indiana. I am disabled and do not drive so I am limited in where I can live. I need to be pedestrian safe and in close proximity to convenience’s shopping grocery’s etc.
    Can you please help me Thank you

  3. Karen says:

    Are Section 8 Vouchers restricted for use within the “issuing” county or are can a voucher obtained in Marion Co. be used to rent a property in an adjacent county?

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