Housing Choice Voucher applications are now CLOSED.
Remember - only 1,000 applications were put on the waiting list through a lottery process from all of the applications taken on March 19, 2014. Applicants that are selected will receive a letter via USPS within 6 weeks of application date. Please do not call the office asking for information. No information will be given out over the phone.
The Hammond Housing Authority (HHA) provides homes for low-income families and individuals. Those who meet income requirements are selected in accordance with the Hammond Housing Authority Occupancy Policy. There is no discrimination against people of any race, sex, color, or religion, and rent is partially subsidized by the federal government.
The HHA office and staff operates under the guidance of the Executive Director. Our properties are handicapped accessible, have hearing-impaired smoke detectors as well as many other accomodations. The office is open for business 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The HHA offers two types of housing - Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV). We operate 282 public housing units in the City of Hammond. Through the Section 8 HCV Program, residents receive rental assistance to help rent apartments owned by private landlords. (Click on the links to the left to learn more about housing opportunities.)
The HHA has a Family Self-Sufficiency Program in place, which focuses on the unemployed and underemployed members of the community who participate in our Section 8 HCV Program. Rental assistance programs are coupled with career and personal counseling, job training and placement, child care, transportation, adult basic education, and literacy training. HHA has 101 family self-sufficiency slots. If you are interested and are a Section 8 HCV participant, please call the HCV FSS Coordinator, Barb Stanley, at (219) 989-3265.
All housing authorities are required to submit both a Five-Year and an Annual Plan. The Five-Year Plan describes our mission and the long-term plan for achieving that mission. The Annual Plan provides details about our programs and the way we serve our residents. You may come to our main administration office located at 1402 173rd Street during office hours to see a copy of our current Agency Plan.