Housing Services

Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program assists low-income families, the elderly, and those living with disabilities to afford decent, safe, and quality housing.

Participants are able to find their own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments. They are not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects. We administer vouchers in Lake, LaPorte, Porter, Jasper, Newton, Starke and Pulaski Counties. 

How it works: A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit where the owner agrees to rent under the program. This unit may include where a participant lives today!

We make it easy! NWICA pays the housing subsidy to the landlord directly on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program. 

The Housing Choice Voucher Program waitlist opens April 1st, 2024 (updated 2/23/2024)

Home Updates that Reduce Energy Use

The Weatherization Assistance Program provides improvements, such as air-sealing and adding insulation to reduce home energy use. Weatherization takes the “whole house” approach, analyzing all building systems— exterior, heating and cooling, electrical, and electric baseload appliances—through the completion of an in-home energy audit.

Our weatherization program is all about safety. Many homes receiving WAP are older homes and may need repairs. The WAP checks the exterior of the building, and major energy systems to ensure there are no occupant health or safety concerns before installing any energy efficiency measures.

To apply for Weatherization, check the “WX” box on your Energy Assistance application. (NWICA provides Weatherization services in Lake County.)

If you are an experienced HVAC or shell contractor, we would like to contract with you. Learn more about providing Weatherization Services here.

Housing Development

Broadway Lofts is a beautiful, pet friendly community comprised of one- and two-bedroom apartment homes.  Each spacious floor plan includes modern amenities you would expect to find in a luxury home, at affordable rental rates: a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with energy-efficient appliances, exceptional closet space, central air conditioning, and a full-size washer and dryer!  The common space provides comforts of contemporary living which include a fitness center, business center with computer workstations, and outdoor amenities including a bike storage area for residents.  Our building is smoke-free & environmentally friendly.

Click here for more info.