Boaz Housing Authority
400 Woodley Terrace Boaz, Alabama 35957

256-593-5824

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 (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, Boaz Housing Authority scored an average of 75 points. 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 (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.

Boaz Housing Authority manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 75. The scores for properties managed by Boaz Housing Authority range from a high of 79 to a low of 69.

The highest scoring property in the Boaz Housing Authority portfolio is Mt Vernon Homes and the lowest scoring property is Summerville Homes.

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

4

Public Housing Projects

451

Public Housing Units

368

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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