HA Auburn
931 Booker Street Auburn, Alabama 36832

334-821-2262

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The HA Auburn administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 304 affordable rental units. It also administers 280 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, HA Auburn is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of HA Auburn between Public Housing Units (52%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (48%) to that of all housing authorities in Alabama, HA Auburn has a smaller 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 Alabama.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, HA Auburn scored an average of 87 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 71 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Alabama is 73.82.

HA Auburn has an average score that is more than the average Alabama housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

HA Auburn manages 2 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 98. The scores for properties managed by HA Auburn range from a high of 98 to a low of 97.

The highest scoring property in the HA Auburn portfolio is Drake and the lowest scoring property is Ridgecrest.

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

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. HA Auburn owns and manages 304 public housing units in 2 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for HA Auburn is $213.00 compared to the state average of $289.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Alabama ranges from a low of $159.00 to a high of $487.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

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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2

Public Housing Projects

304

Public Housing Units

280

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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