The Michigan City Housing Authority is currently closed to the public until further notice. This includes the Lakeland Estate Office as well. This decision protects the population we serve—older Americans and people with underlying medical conditions—and our employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we will continue to provide critical services by phone or email. We will do our best to keep you informed on any updates.
Serving Our Community
The Michigan City Housing Authority works to provide stability for the families we serve while assisting the community with implementing long-term goals for affordable housing.
MCHA offers a variety of programs and services to aid families in our community while preserving well maintained multi-family housing and affordably- priced rents. Through our programs and partnerships, children and youth also have access to development and education supports, and adults may participate in money management, GED, and job skills assessment classes.
We also know that when many of our Michigan City families reach their educational, work, and personal goals, they want to stabilize their housing by purchasing a home. With that in mind, we offer Rent-to-Own programs to promote first-time homeownership for moderate-income families.
Every day, the Michigan City Housing Authority strives to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity, and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL OF OUR WAITING LISTS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED
Applicants will be considered by local preference first, which means you must live in Michigan City to receive assistance. Please read the Sec 8 Pre-application Guide and the Public Housing Pre-Application Guide for additional information regarding our programs.
The Michigan City Housing Authority will no longer give out waiting list numbers. Once your preliminary application has been accepted, you will receive a letter that will contain your number on the waiting list and your estimated wait time for assistance. If you do not receive a letter, it may have been sent to an incorrect address and was returned by the post office. If your letter is returned, you will be removed from the waiting list. Changes to your application can be made by completing and submitting an Applicant Change of Information Form.
The federal Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color, national origin, religion, familial status, gender, and disability. The Fair Housing Act ensures that all persons receive equal housing opportunity. For more information about the Fair Housing Act and your rights, visit hud.gov.