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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 Annual Plan 2016

    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.

    2016 Annual Plan Open for Public Comment

    The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) regularly reviews policies, procedures, and plans to further the agency mission while taking into consideration the needs and residents of the State of Indiana.

    The 2016 Annual Plan for IHCDA’s Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program is open for public comment effective July 31st, through September 15th, 2015. Input from program partners and the general public will be considered when revising the Annual Plan before submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for approval. A public hearing for IHCDA board approval will take place on September 24th, 2015 in IHCDA’s offices. A copy of the plan can be found below or be made available in person by visiting.

    Greg Stocking
    Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager
    Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority
    30 S. Meridian Street, Suite 1000
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

    Click here to view a copy of the draft 2016 Annual Plan for IHCDA’s Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program.