Ozark Housing Authority
241 Ed Lisenby Drive
Ozark, Dale County, AL

334-774-8210 http://www.aahra.org/Directory/Directory/page146/page146.html

Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Ozark Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 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 Ozark Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update December 18th, 2015.

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

The OHA offers six Public Housing communities with 388 units for families and senior/disabled households.

To apply, visit the OHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 241 Ed Lisenby Dr., Ozark, AL 36360, from 7:30 am  until 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.

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

The OHA does not have a preference.

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the pre-application is received.

For more information, call the OHA office at (334) 774-8210 from 7:30 am until 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Ozark Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 6 projects which contain 388 affordable rental units. It also administers 434 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Ozark 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 Ozark Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (47%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (53%) to that of all housing authorities in Alabama, Ozark Housing Authority 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, Ozark Housing Authority scored an average of 74 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 86 in 2005 and a low score of 61 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Alabama is 73.82.

Ozark 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)

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 Ozark Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 1/27/11 Plan
2010 2/4/10 Plan
2009 1/28/09 Plan
2008 3/7/08 Plan
2007 6/5/07 Plan
2006 2/22/06 Plan
2005 6/29/05 Plan
2004 3/2/04 Plan
2002 4/10/02 Plan
2001 5/24/01 Plan
2000 5/26/00 Plan