Centerville Municipal Housing Agency
317 E Oak St
Centerville, Appanoose County, IA

641-856-8742

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Centerville Municipal Housing Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 20th, 2015.

The Centerville Municipal Housing Agency (CMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To apply, visit the CMHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 317 E Oak St., Centerville, IA 52544, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm CT; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

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

The CMHA does have a preference for applicants who live and/or work in Centerville.

For more information, the CMHA can be reached by calling (641) 856-8742, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Centerville Municipal Housing Agency Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update August 21st, 2015.

The Centerville Municipal Housing Agency (CMHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The CMHA offers one Public Housing community with 100 units for families and senior/disabled individuals, ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the CMHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 317 E Oak St., Centerville, IA 52544, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm CT, and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

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

The CMHA does have a preference for applicants who live and/or work in Centerville.

For more information, the CMHA can be reached by calling (641) 856-8742 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Centerville Municipal Housing Agency administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 100 affordable rental units. It also administers 98 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Centerville Municipal Housing Agency 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 Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Centerville Municipal Housing Agency between Public Housing Units (51%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (49%) to that of all housing authorities in Iowa, Centerville Municipal Housing Agency has a larger 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 Iowa.

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, Centerville Municipal Housing Agency scored an average of 93 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 83 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Iowa is 82.79.

Centerville Municipal Housing Agency has an average score that is more than the average Iowa 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 Centerville Municipal Housing Agency.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2008 9/24/08 Plan
2007 10/1/07 Plan
2006 9/20/06 Plan
2005 9/22/05 Plan
2003 8/27/03 Plan
2002 11/5/02 Plan
2001 12/31/01 Plan
2000 10/3/00 Plan