Lottery Information

 

The Muncie Housing Authority (MHA) implemented a lottery system for applicants to be placed on our waiting list and then to determine eligibility for our Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP). Placement on the waiting list is not a guarantee of receipt of a voucher. All applicants placed on the MHA's waiting list must meet all eligibility requirements for the HCV Program. Applicants will be contacted according to the number assigned, but the MHA has a local preference and applicants will be placed on the waiting list accordingly.

 

MHA's local preference: A family whose sole family member is elderly or a person with disabilities (as defined by HUD), over other single-person families. Single-person families will not receive a voucher until all elderly/disabled single persons on the waiting list have been issued one. Once all elderly/disabled single persons have been issued a voucher, then other single-person families will be eligible to receive vouchers based on the order of selection from the lottery results.

 

 

 

The PHA will deny a Housing Choice Voucher to an applicant family if:

  • The family does not provide complete and true information to the PHA.

  • Any family member has been evicted from federally-assisted housing in the last 5 years.

  • Any PHA has terminated assistance under the program for any member of the family during the past 5 years for violations of any family obligation.

  • Any family member has committed fraud, bribery, or any other corrupt or criminal act in connection with any federal housing program.

  • The family owes rent or other amounts to any PHA in connection with the HCV, Certificate, Moderate Rehabilitation or public housing programs, unless the family repays the full amount of the debt prior to being selected from the waiting list.

  • A family member has engaged in or threatened violent or abusive behavior toward PHA personnel. Abusive or violent behavior towards PHA personnel includes verbal as well as physical abuse or violence. Use of racial epithets, or other language, written or oral, that is customarily used to intimidate may be considered abusive or violent behavior. Threatening refers to oral or written threats or physical gestures that communicate intent to abuse or commit violence.

  • Any household member has ever been convicted of drug-related criminal activity for the production or manufacture of methamphetamine on the premises of federally assisted housing

  • Any household member is subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a state sex offender registration program.

  • Conviction for drug related or violent criminal activities within the past 5 years. 

  • Any arrests for drug related or violent criminal activities within the past 5 years. 

 

Family gross annual income must not exceed the amounts listed below. All family members income is used.

 

1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20,000

2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,850

3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,700

4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28,550

5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30,850

6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33,150

7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $35,450

8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $37,700

Muncie Housing Authority

409 East 1st Street 

Muncie, Indiana 47302

Telephone: (765) 288-9242

TTY: (765) 281-1582

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