HA Foley
302 W 4th Avenue
Foley , Baldwin County , AL

251-943-5370

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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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The HA Foley administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 87 affordable rental units. It also administers 279 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, HA Foley is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 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 Foley between Public Housing Units (24%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (76%) to that of all housing authorities in Alabama, HA Foley 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 Foley scored an average of 48 points. The housing authority had a high score of 71 in 2005 and a low score of 18 in 2008. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Alabama is 73.82.

HA Foley has an average score that is less 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 Foley manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 72. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Foley Ha has 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 Foley owns and manages 87 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for HA Foley is $229.00 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)

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 HA Foley.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2009 3/15/10 Plan
2004 3/9/04 Plan
2001 9/24/01 Plan
2000 10/31/00 Plan

1

Public Housing Projects

87

Public Housing Units

279

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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