About the Terre Haute Housing Authority

The Housing Authority of the City of Terre Haute (The Authority) was established on April 28, 1960, as a municipal corporation under Section 36-7-18-4 of the Indiana Code to provide safe, decent, and sanitary housing to low-income families under the United States Housing Act of 1937. The Authority is governed by a seven-member board of commissioners appointed by the mayor of Terre Haute, who serve four-year terms.

The board serves in a fiduciary relationship with the Authority and governs the business, policies, and transactions of the Terre Haute Housing Authority. The Executive Director has the overall responsibility for carrying out the board’s policies and managing the Authority’s day-to-day operations.

The Authority’s books and records are located at 2001 N. 19th Street, Terre Haute, IN. As of April 2012, the Authority had 868 low-rent housing units and 916 Section 8 Vouchers.

The Housing Authority of the City of Terre Haute's mission is to provide safe, decent and sanitary housing conditions for very low-income families and to manage resources efficiently. The PHA is to promote personal, economic and social upward mobility to provide families the opportunity to make the transition from subsidized to non-subsidized housing.

The Authority created the Terre Haute Housing Authority Development Corporation (THHADC) on June 6, 1979 and the Low Income Housing Development Corporation of Terre Haute (LIHDC) on September 8, 2009.  Both the THHADC and the LIHDC are 501 C 3 nonprofit corporations.

LIHDC's mission is to provide affordable residential dwelling accomodations for elderly or handicapped families and persons of low income.  It was established to develop, finance, construct, and/or operate three housing facilities known as Garfield Gardens, Deming Center, and the LIHDC seven houses.

THHADC's mission is to provide dwellings for elderly or handicapped families and persons of low income. 

Public Housing Communities: 

 Dreiser Square (Elderly/Disabled) – 256 Units
 Margaret Avenue Community (Family) – 144 Units
 Lockport Road Community (Family) – 93 Units
 McMillian and Morton Lewis (Family) – 50 Units combined
 Garfield Towers (Elderly/Disabled) – 152 Units
 Scattered Sites (Family) – 165 Units

Tax Credit (Section 8):

 THHADC (Family) – 117 Units 
 

Low Income Housing Development Corporation (LIHDC):

 Warren Village (Elderly/Disabled) – 111 Units
 Garfield Gardens (Elderly/Disabled) – 60 Units
 LIHDC Stand-Alone Houses - 38 Units 

Section 8:

 916 Vouchers