Housing Authority of Foley
302 W 4th Avenue
Foley, Baldwin County, AL

251-943-5370

Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Foley Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on December 10th, 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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

The Housing Authority of the City of Foley (HACF) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.


The HACF offers one Public Housing community with 87 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

1. Visit the HACF to pick up a pre-application, located at 302 West Fourth Avenue, Foley, AL 36535, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm, Monday, Wednesday-Friday.
2. Download a pre-application here, then print and complete.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm, Monday, Wednesday-Friday.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, final divorce decree (if applicable), marriage certificate (if applicable), current landlords name and complete mailing address, Social Security/SSI award letter (if applicable), child support check stubs (if applicable), unemployment stubs (if applicable), veteran award letter (if applicable), and all proof of income.

Preferences have not been identified.

For more information, visit the HACF website, or call the office at (251) 943-5370, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm, Monday, Wednesday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of 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, Housing Authority of 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 Housing Authority of Foley between Public Housing Units (24%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (76%) to that of all housing authorities in Alabama, Housing Authority of 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, Housing Authority of Foley scored an average of 48 points as of the last set of publicly available data. 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.

Housing Authority of 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)

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 Housing Authority of 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