HA Northport
3500 West Circle #39, Northport, Alabama 35476

205-752-8171

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The HA Northport administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 373 affordable rental units. It also administers 419 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, HA Northport 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 Northport between Public Housing Units (47%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (53%) to that of all housing authorities in Alabama, HA Northport 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 Northport scored an average of 80 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2008 and a low score of 0 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Alabama is 73.82.

HA Northport 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 Northport manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 90. The scores for properties managed by HA Northport range from a high of 100 to a low of 79.

The highest scoring property in the HA Northport portfolio is Gold Star Acres and the lowest scoring property is Knoll Cir/northgate/valley Hill/15 Th St.

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

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5

Public Housing Projects

373

Public Housing Units

419

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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