HA Opelika
PO Box 786 Opelika, AL 36801

334-745-4171

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The HA Opelika administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 633 affordable rental units. It also administers 515 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, HA Opelika 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 Opelika between Public Housing Units (55%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (45%) to that of all housing authorities in AL, HA Opelika 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 Opelika manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 82. The scores for properties managed by HA Opelika range from a high of 85 to a low of 77.

The highest scoring property in the HA Opelika portfolio is Pleasant Homes and the lowest scoring property is Hyatt Homes.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by HA Opelika 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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3

Public Housing Projects

633

Public Housing Units

515

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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