Selma Housing Authority
444 Washington Street
Selma, Dallas County, AL

334-874-6271

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.

Get Waiting List Updates

To get status reports on open Section 8 waiting lists across the country follow us on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.




5

Public Housing Projects

573

Public Housing Units

1,074

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

Find More in Selma

Search Nearby Housing Authorities

Find More in Dallas County

Search Nearby Housing Authorities

Find More in Alabama

Search Nearby Housing Authorities

Selma Housing Authority
444 Washington Street
Selma, Dallas County, AL

334-874-6271

Get Our Nationwide Waiting List Opening Newsletter*


*This weekly mailing list is not specifically for the Selma Housing Authority but for all publicly announced Waiting List openings across the country. AffordableHousingOnline.com is a service independent from all Public Housing Agencies and cannot guarantee direct information from the Selma Housing Authority.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Selma Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 573 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,074 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Selma Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Selma Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (35%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (65%) to that of all housing authorities in Alabama, Selma 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, Selma Housing Authority scored an average of 85 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2009 and a low score of 71 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Alabama is 73.82.

Selma 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Selma Housing Authority manages 4 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 73. The scores for properties managed by Selma Housing Authority range from a high of 84 to a low of 58.

The highest scoring property in the Selma Housing Authority portfolio is Felix Heights and the lowest scoring property is Valley Creek Homes.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 75% of properties managed by Selma Housing Authority have 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. Selma Housing Authority owns and manages 573 public housing units in 5 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Selma Housing Authority is $255.00 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)