Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation
215 South Barnes
Springfield, Greene County, MO

417-864-3440 http://oacac-caa.org/oacac/content/housing-assistance

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 22nd, 2015.

Please note: The Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation administers its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for the counties of Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Greene (excluding the city of Springfield), Lawrence, Polk, Stone, Taney and Webster.

The Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

There are two ways to apply:

1. Complete the online application here.  
2. Visit the OACAC Neighborhood Center in the county where you live, or at the OACAC Central Office in Springfield. You can find your Neighborhood Center for each county on this web page.

Preferences will be given to applicants residing in those ten counties listed above.

Qualified applicants will be sorted by preference and then placed on waiting list by date and time of application submission.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 588 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation is among the 18% of Missouri housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

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, Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation scored an average of 96 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 85 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Missouri is 76.94.

Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation has an average score that is more than the average Missouri 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 Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/29/12 Plan
2011 4/26/11 Plan
2010 6/22/10 Plan
2009 8/5/09 Plan
2008 4/30/08 Plan
2007 5/15/07 Plan
2006 7/7/06 Plan
2005 6/15/05 Plan
2004 5/20/04 Plan
2003 6/26/03 Plan
2002 6/26/02 Plan
2001 6/15/01 Plan
2000 7/24/00 Plan