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Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority

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Section 8 Program Descriptions

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.

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Project Based Section 8 Rental Assistance

Section 8: Housing Choice Vouchers

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.

IHCDA HCVP 5yr Plan (2010-2014)

IHCDA HCVP Annual Plan 2014

IHCDA Administrative Plan

Apply for Section 8: Housing Choice Vouchers

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.


 AREA IV  Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs, Inc.  (765) 447-7683
 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  (800) 826-7871
 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  (765) 473-6601

Portability: Transfer your Section 8 Voucher

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 317-232-7777.

Indiana Section 8: Project Based Rental Assistance

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
10 West Market
Suite 1750
Indianapolis, IN 46204
PH 317-656-8808
FX 317-656-8885

Additional Section 8 programs for Veterans and Disabled

Information will be posted shortly.

Owners and Landlords

If you are interested in accepting Section 8 vouchers at your rental property, please go to for more information on how to qualify.

Frequently Asked Questions:

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 . If you are seeking emergency housing, please click on Homeless Hoosiers tab to the left.

Report a problem:

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.