Voucher holders are free to choose any rental that meets requirements of the program and the landlord is willing to participate in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Once a family finds a home that they wish to rent, EHA must inspect it to make sure that it meets HUD’s housing quality standards. EHA also checks to make sure that the rents are reasonable and within the fair market rent range for Evansville. Households assisted through the HCV Program pay 30% of their income toward the rent. EHA pays private landlords the difference between what participating households pay and the rent for the units. Through this program, over 1,400 Evansville households receive rental assistance.

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Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) holders can choose to be “portable.” Housing Choice Vouchers come with portability rights that allow voucher holders to leave EHA’s jurisdiction and use their voucher anywhere in the U.S. or its territories where there is a housing authority with a Housing Choice Voucher Program.

If you are a current participant of the EHA Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program and wish to move out (“port out”) of the EHA jurisdiction with your voucher, you must be in good standing with EHA. Please contact your Section 8 Housing Specialist.

Wanting to port your HCV to EHA, email port@evansvillehousing.org, call (812) 428-8548, or fax (812) 428-8538

HCV (section 8) WAITING LIST

Now that the 2024 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Wait List is closed, we want to update you on important information to know going forward:

1. Most of your questions can be answered by visiting our website.

2. You should immediately write down the email and password you used when you signed up. It is recommended that you take a picture of it, so you can reference it for future use.

3. You are encouraged to check your email, including your spam or junk folder, to make sure you do not miss a deadline after being selected from a lottery pull. Information EHA sends will be time sensitive, and it’s your responsibility to reply timely to all requests by the provided deadline.

4. You are encouraged to sign into the portal on our website weekly to review your status related to your waiting list application.

6. You can update your contact information using the same portal found on our website. By keeping your contact information current, you will give yourself the most time to respond to time sensitive requests.

6. EHA cannot offer you a timetable for when you may be selected from the waiting list; however, when you are, you will be given a clear deadline and instructions.

7. Your current or future circumstance will not influence when you are selected.

8. If you want to start preparing for whenever you may be selected, you are encouraged to start collecting social security cards and birth certificates for all household members to avoid future delays due to not having them after being selected.

For the March 2024 waiting list, EHA received a thousand more applications than in 2021. It is projected the waiting list will not open again for at least two years or more.

Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Waiting List Update for families who applied between July 6-8, 2021:

  • Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Waiting List Update for families who applied between July 6-8, 2021:

    As of July 20, 2021, EHA’s HCV Waiting List is still being finalized.  Anyone who applied online should have received an email confirming his/her placement on the HCV Waiting List.

    EHA started entering paper applications into the database for those received within stated guidelines.  Any application received outside of these guidelines will NOT be added to the HCV Waiting List. (NO EXCEPTIONS)  After all paper applications are entered, those applicants will receive a mailed letter confirming their placement on the HCV Waiting List.

  • What should you do as an applicant?

    The only thing you need to do is update your mailing address and/or email address if it should change from the time you applied.  You are encouraged to update the application using the same web portal where you applied or by using the registration code listed on your written confirmation letter for those who submitted paper applications.  Please visit

    www.evansvillehousing.org.  This is the fastest and most efficient way to update your information.  However, you may also mail or hand-deliver your WRITTEN notice of an address change to the following: EHA – Leasing Agent, EHA Community Resource Center, 1321 Edgar Street, Evansville, IN 47710.   A gray dropbox is located at this address.

  • When will EHA contact me?

    Based on the system-generated “lottery” selection process now being used, EHA cannot offer you a time frame when you may be selected.  When your name is randomly selected by the software system, you will be contacted at the email address provided at the time you applied.  For those of you who submitted a paper application, you will be contacted by letter at the most recent address on file unless you add an email address online using the registration code listed on your confirmation notice.

  • Will EHA call me when my name is selected?

    No.  EHA will contact you using the method described above.

    Disclaimer:  EHA is not responsible for delayed or undelivered mail; This is why EHA encourages the use of the web-based portal.  EHA is not responsible for your failure to respond to notices sent using the most recent contact information on file.

A Message from Executive Director Rick Moore:

Please be advised that offices are closed to the public at this time and until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, staff members have returned to the office to conduct essential functions with clients through phone, mail, and email correspondence.  Precautionary measures are also required of staff while at work including but not limited to social distancing at all times, wearing face-coverings when not able to social distance, hand-washing, increased use of hand sanitizer, and professional office sanitization at the end of each day.

EHA remains committed to providing affordable housing opportunities for the people we serve, especially during uncertain times such as this.  If you are unable to immediately reach your caseworker, please be assured that staff will respond to you at their soonest opportunity.  We thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.


Contact information for EHA staff can be found here.  

If you would like to report a change of income, please submit an online request to your caseworker here.

If you have recently been issued a voucher, please watch the Orientation Briefing Video here.

If you are a landlord or would like to become a landlord, you may view additional information here.

If you need to submit paperwork to the office, a secure dropbox is now located at the entrance of the HCV (Section 8) Office located at 411 SE 8th Street, Evansville, IN 47713.  You may also use the dropbox at the EHA Administrative Office located at 402 Court Street, Evansville, IN 47708 during working hours only.  (Monday – Friday; 8am-5pm)