Frequently Asked Questions

- WHAT IS PUBLIC HOUSING?

- WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR PUBLIC HOUSING?

- HOW DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORK?

- WILL I NEED TO PRODUCE ANY DOCUMENTATION?

- WHEN WILL I BE NOTIFIED?

- WILL I HAVE TO SIGN A LEASE?

- HOW IS RENT DETERMINED?

- HOW LONG CAN I STAY IN PUBLIC HOUSING?

- HOW DOES SECTION 8 DIFFER FROM PUBLIC HOUSING?

- WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF OPERATION FOR THE TERRE HAUTE HOUSING AUTHORITY?

- WHERE IS THE CENTRAL OFFICE LOCATED?

- I RECEIVED A LETTER FOR AN INTAKE APPOINTMENT. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

- I AM NOT ABLE TO ATTEND MY INTAKE APPOINTMENT. CAN I RESCHEDULE?

- I HAVE BEEN DENIED ASSISTANCE AND WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION AS TO WHY?

- I KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS COMMITING FRAUD, OR HAVE A GENERAL COMPLAINT ABOUT ONE OF YOUR PROPERTIES. HOW CAN I REPORT THEM OR FILE A COMPLAINT?

- I AM ALREADY LIVING IN PUBLIC HOUSING WITH THE TERRE HAUTE HOUSING AUTHORITY, BUT I NEED TO REPORT A CHANGE OR I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY RENT STATEMENT?

If you need to report a change, please contact your current Property Manager or Assistant Property Manager. You must fill out a change/update form. Click here for that form. 


Remember, all changes in income or family composition must be made in writing within ten days. If you do not report changes in a timely manner may require you to repay retroactive rent and other charges OR you could be evicted from a THHA owned property due to fraud. Changes in income include pay raises from your current employer, child support payments, TANF, someone beginning new employment in your household or other factors. 

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