Boaz Housing Authority
400 Woodley Terrace
Boaz, Marshall County, AL


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Boaz Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on December 18th, 2015.

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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.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Boaz Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update December 18th, 2015.

Please note: The Boaz Housing Authority also manages the Crossville Housing Authority.

The Boaz Housing Authority (BHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The BHA offers four Public Housing communities with 451 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the BHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 400 Woodley Terrace, Boaz, AL 35957, from 7:30 am until 11:30 am; and 12:30 pm until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, you must call the BHA office to schedule an appointment at (256) 593-5824 from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income.

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For more information, visit the BHA website, or call the office at (256) 593-5824 from 7:30 am until 11:30 am; and 12:30 pm until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Boaz Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 451 affordable rental units. It also administers 368 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Boaz Housing Authority 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 Boaz Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (55%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (45%) to that of all housing authorities in Alabama, Boaz Housing Authority 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 Alabama.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 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, Boaz Housing Authority scored an average of 75 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2005 and a low score of 0 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Alabama is 73.82.

Boaz Housing Authority 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 (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Boaz Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 4/14/11 Plan
2010 8/4/10 Plan
2009 5/22/09 Plan
2008 6/19/08 Plan
2007 7/9/07 Plan
2006 4/26/06 Plan
2005 5/23/05 Plan
2004 6/30/04 Plan
2002 6/17/02 Plan
2001 10/22/01 Plan
2000 7/21/00 Plan