Section 8 Assistance

Overview

The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV - formerly Section 8) was established by the Federal government. It is administered by The Housing Authority of Evansville, Indiana (EHA) under contract with the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The primary function of EHA Leased Housing is to provide subsidized rent to low income families and individuals. The HCV Program is federally funded Housing Assistance Payments (HAP). It differs from other federal housing programs in that Leased Housing allows the tenant to shop and select the unit from privately owned housing in the Evansville Metropolitan area.

Applicants and Participants of the Leased Housing Program select the location in which they wish to live and the unit that they wish to rent. They are encouraged to find suitable housing outside of high poverty neighborhoods. The Leased Housing Program does not refer landlords to tenants, nor do we refer tenants to landlords.

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a nationwide program. Tenants may be able to relocate to other areas of the country if the program is available in the area they select and if funding is available.

Hours & Contact Information

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Closed for 14 Federal and City holidays)

Office Phone: 812.428.8548