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Public Housing Program Waiting List Applications

The Michigan City Housing Authority (MCHA) will re-open the Public Housing waiting list on February 6, 2017, beginning at 9:00 a.m. FOR MICHIGAN CITY RESIDENTS ONLY.  IF YOU CURRENTLY DO NOT LIVE IN MICHIGAN CITY, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  Providing false information on the application is considered fraud and will cause your application to be denied. We will be accepting 300 applications. Michigan City families may apply for the waiting list on-line at:

If you are interested in applying for housing, please read the Public Housing Pre-application Guide before you begin.

Once you apply, you may view or print your application after it has been submitted. This will also serve as your conformation that your application has been received or if you are currently on the waiting list. Changes to your application can be made by completing an Applicant Change of Information Form and submitting it to the housing authority.

The housing authority will no longer give out waiting list numbers. Once your preliminary application has been accepted, you will receive a letter within 60 – days that will contain your number on the waiting list and your estimated waiting time for assistance. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE HOUSING AUTHORITY BEFORE THAT TIME.

Persons with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation in completing an application may call the Michigan City Housing Authority to make special arrangements to complete their application. A Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) is available for the deaf. The TDD telephone number is (219) 873-2345. Language translation is available for persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) who wish to apply to apply online. Applicants will be considered by local preference first which means that you must be a Michigan City resident. Applicants will be placed on the list by time, date and the appropriate bedroom size once the application is received.

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Waiting List is closed until further notice.


Norma Thomas
Executive Director

Carolyn S. Combs
Manager - Home Ownership

Cheryl Webster

Low Rent Manager

Kathy Wilson

HCV Manager

Housing Authority

Michigan City Housing Authority
621 East Michigan Boulevard
Michigan City, Indiana 46360
voice: (219) 872-7287
fax: (219) 873-7700

Michigan City Housing Authority Maintenance Department
1007 East 8th Street
Michigan City, Indiana 46360
voice: (219) 873-2374

Equal Housing Opportunity

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closed Friday
Closed the Fourth Tuesday of each month for training

Maintenance Department Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Applications for Housing

Please refer to the Public Housing Applications information as stated above.


To promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity, and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.

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