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Applying: Preliminary Application for Public Housing

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Phone: 765.966.2687 | Fax: 765.962.1143
58 S. 15th Street - Richmond, IN 47374

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Please complete the Authorization for the Release of Information - Public Housing Form before completing the Preliminary Application.

This application is for the Public Housing Program only, not the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8).

Thank you for your interest in the Public Housing Program offered by HACR. Answering each question accurately and completely is required. Incomplete applications will be returned and will not be processed until completed. If something is not applicable, enter N/A; do not leave it blank.

Once HACR receives your completed application, it will be dated and time-stamped. If eligible, you will be placed on the public housing waiting list according to preferences, bedroom size, date, and time. You will receive notification of your preliminary eligibility within 10 business days via mail. Preliminary eligibility does not guarantee entrance into the Public Housing Program. Your final eligibility will be determined after your name has been reached on the waiting list and you attend a scheduled orientation.

The HACR Public Housing Program owns and operates approximately 304 smoke-free units that range from high-rise apartments to family sites. Our properties include:

  • Merle Henderson
  • Bobby Smith/ Norwood
  • Southview
  • Jerry Geier

Do not forget to report all future changes in family income, composition, preferences and address to HACR in writing within 10 days of the change. If you move, notify HACR immediately. If we receive returned mail for you, your name WILL BE REMOVED from the waiting list. The Public Housing Program does not give out placement numbers; however, your preliminary eligibility letter will contain your estimated waiting time for placement.
Our offices are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM and Wednesday between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM.

You MUST keep a copy of this form for your records. After you fill out this form, click "Print Before Submission" for a copy of your responses.

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