Public Housing


Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing is available in different  sizes and types, from single family units to highrise apartments for elderly and disabled families. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to MHA to manage the housing for low-income residents at rents they can afford.



  • 1938 - Muncie Housing Authority was established.


  • 1941 - The Muncie Housing Authority  completed the construction of its first public housing units. Munsyana Homes consisted of 279 units for low income individuals and families.


  • 1954 - The  construction of Parkview Apartments was completed. This development consisted of 64 units and has recently been demolished. In its place now stand 35 new affordable housing units named Centennial Place which were completed in 2010.


  • 1981 - The agency  took on an ambitious initiative of developing three housing developments named Earthstone Terrace and Southern Pines which have a combined  count of 199 units available for families and Gillespie Tower with 98 units, designated for the elderly and the disabled.


  • 2002 - The agency was awarded a Hope VI grant in the amount 12.3 million dollars to revitalize Munsyana Homes. The development was demolished renamed Millennium Place which now consists of a mixed income community of tax credit and public housing units.