HCV (SECTION 8)

THE HCV PROGRAM (SECTION 8) ALLOWS LOW INCOME CITIZENS TO FIND THEIR OWN PLACES TO RENT IN EVANSVILLE

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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ROOM TO MOVE (port)

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

Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Waiting List Update for families who were selected from the HCV Waiting List on Rent Cafe’ on September 27, 2022, you should complete the online application and upload all required documentation by October 7, 2022.

FAQ’s after being selected from the wait list:

If you don’t remember your password or have access to the email used at the time you applied, you need to print off the Rent Café Email Revision Request and complete.  Click on the link here to print the Rent Café Client Access Email Revision Form.

Complete all applicable information and submit it by email to Delicia.Bass@evansvillehousing.org

Applicants who completed the application AND uploaded all documents by October 7th will be contacted within 60 days

Applicants who submitted after the original deadline BUT before October 31st will be contacted within 90 days

No status updates will be provided by phone or email to avoid processing delays

Failure to submit the completed online application with the required uploads by October 31st will lead to your application being dropped—NO EXCEPTIONS

If you have problems uploading the documents from your phone, it is suggested you find access to a computer/ scanner instead.

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

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.

ADDITIONAL EHA RESOURCES ARE PROVIDED BELOW FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE:

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)

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES FOR THE MOST CURRENT COVID-19 INFORMATION: