HA Bessemer
1515 Fairfax Avenue Bessemer, AL 35020

205-481-4420

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The HA Bessemer administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 8 projects which contain 1,194 affordable rental units. It also administers 539 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, HA Bessemer is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of HA Bessemer between Public Housing Units (69%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (31%) to that of all housing authorities in AL, HA Bessemer has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in AL.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

HA Bessemer manages 7 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 69. The scores for properties managed by HA Bessemer range from a high of 84 to a low of 51.

The highest scoring property in the HA Bessemer portfolio is Thompson Manor and the lowest scoring property is Sunset Homes.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 86% of properties managed by HA Bessemer have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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8

Public Housing Projects

1,194

Public Housing Units

539

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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