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 on our programs.

Effective May 1, 2018, All housing authority owned housing will be smoke free

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.

Housing Authority Online Application & Waitlists

eho_logoThe 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