Hamilton County’s housing voucher wait list open 8/31-9/9

When: The open enrollment period for the Noblesville Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher wait list will be from 9 a.m. Aug. 31, 2022 until 4 p.m. Sept. 9, 2022. This wait list is not created on a first-come, first-served basis. All pre-applicants will be sorted by preference and then by lottery.

How: Pre-applications will be accepted online only. Only one pre-application per household will be accepted. Duplicate applications will be rejected. Paper pre-applications will not be available and applicants will not be able to apply in person, unless a reasonable accommodation is requested. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Housing Authority at (317)773-5110 ext. 4 or list@gonha.org no later than 4 p.m. Sept. 5.

Where: Pre-applications can only be submitted ONLINE to www.waitlistcheck.com/IN2939 with the use of any computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet with internet access.

Information needed: Before you begin the online application, gather the following for all household members:
• Names
• Birthdates
• Social Security numbers
• Income amounts and sources
• Emergency/Alternative contact information (optional)

An email address will be required. If you don’t have one already, the application process will allow you to create a free Google Gmail address. Your application ID will be emailed to you soon after you complete your pre-application online.

Language assistance: If you need assistance in another language, Google Translate will assist you during the application process.

Income Limits: HUD requires all HCV participants to meet income requirements when they begin participation in the program. At least 75% of new admissions must be Extremely Low Income (ELI). The table below indicates the current ELI income limits and maximum income limits by household size:

Preference and Lottery Selection Process: Placement on the Waiting List will be based on local jurisdiction preferences and will be selected and ordered using a random lottery system. Preference is given to extremely low-income households, elderly, disabled, veteran households, those who live or work in Hamilton County, or those who live or work in the counties adjacent to Hamilton County (Boone, Clinton, Hancock, Madison, Marion and Tipton). Families with children are encouraged to apply. There is not an advantage to applying early, as the selection is through a lottery process.

Checking application status: After the pre-applications are sorted by preference, the online system will randomly select 200 of the pre-applications using preference points and a lottery system. To check the status, applicants can go to either www.waitlistcheck.com OR www.assistancecheck.com with the username and password they created when they completed their pre-application. The selection will be made and application statuses will be posted by Sept. 27. ACTIVE means the application is on the wait list, and INACTIVE means the application was not selected. Applicants that are not selected will need to reapply when the list reopens.

Submission of a pre-application does not guarantee placement on any Waiting List or an offer of a Housing Choice Voucher. If there are any questions, please call 317-773-5110 or email LIST@gonha.org.