Keokuk Housing Authority
111 S 2nd St
Keokuk, Lee County, IA


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Keokuk 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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

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

The KHA offers one Public Housing community with 196 units for senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the KHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 111 S 2nd St., Keokuk, IA 52632, during normal office hours.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be hand delivered to the address listed above.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, the KHA can be reached by calling (319) 524-4386 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Keokuk Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 196 affordable rental units. It also administers 171 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Keokuk Housing Authority 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 Keokuk Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (53%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (47%) to that of all housing authorities in Iowa, Keokuk Housing Authority 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 (, 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, Keokuk Housing Authority scored an average of 89 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2003 and a low score of 81 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Iowa is 82.79.

Keokuk Housing Authority 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 (, 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 Keokuk Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 12/16/09 Plan
2008 12/13/07 Plan
2007 12/19/06 Plan
2006 12/20/05 Plan
2005 12/2/04 Plan
2004 12/5/03 Plan
2003 12/27/02 Plan
2002 12/18/01 Plan
2001 4/18/01 Plan
2000 3/9/00 Plan