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

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 hcvadmin@evansvillehousing.org, call (812) 428-8548, or fax (812) 428-8538

HCV (section 8) WAITING LIST

  • EHA’s HCV (Section 8) Waiting list is closed and we are not accepting new applicants at this time.
  • If you are currently on the list, please notify us in writing immediately if your address or phone number changes.
  • Waiting List Status: applications received on or after APRIL 4, 2018 10:31 AM

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: