Housing Authority of the City of Ozark
241 Ed Lisenby Drive Ozark, Alabama 36360

334-774-8210

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Ozark 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, Housing Authority of the City of Ozark 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 Housing Authority of the City of Ozark between Public Housing Units (47%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (53%) to that of all housing authorities in Alabama, Housing Authority of the City of Ozark 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 the City of Ozark scored an average of 74 points. 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.

Housing Authority of the City of Ozark 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.

Housing Authority of the City of Ozark manages 3 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 80. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Ozark range from a high of 83 to a low of 77.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of the City of Ozark portfolio is Glenway Homes and the lowest scoring property is Ozark Ha.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Ozark 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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6

Public Housing Projects

388

Public Housing Units

434

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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