MILFORD – Beginning Wednesday, March 18, North Central Indiana Housing will be temporarily closing its doors to walk-ins.
Currently, NCIH plans to reopen April 24, but could reevaluate based on future progress made against COVID-19. This decision comes on the heels of the City of Warsaw closing its buildings to the public for six weeks, a statement from the agency said.
Although the office will be closed, operations for NCIH, which includes the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher programs for the cities of Warsaw and Goshen and Housing Opportunities of Warsaw, will continue.
Intake and recertification meetings will take place via phone call.
Any required documentation can be mailed to 109 W. Catherine Street, Milford IN 46542, P.O. Box 387. Alternatively, they can be placed in the dropbox outside the front door, emailed to [email protected] or faxed to 574-696-1039.
Pam Kennedy, executive director of NCIH, said that it is important for all Section 8 clients to send in any income changes, via report of change forms, as quickly as possible. While all clients are given 10 days to report changes, getting those changes in even sooner will allow NCIH to help families in potentially dire financial straits.
“At a time when many businesses are either closing or operating with limited capacity, many workers – especially food services employees – are going to be put in tough financial situations,” said Kennedy. “We want to remove as much financial strain from these families as possible.”
Applications for Section 8 will continue to be available in the box located immediately to the right of the office’s front doors. Additionally, report of change forms will be placed in the box for clients currently on Section 8.
For any questions related to the Section 8 HCV program, call 574-269-7946 extension 110. For any questions related to Housing Opportunities of Warsaw, call 574-269-7641 extension 106.