Housing Authority of the City of McAlester
620 W Kiowa Avenue
McAlester, Pittsburg County, OK

918-423-3345

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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.

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Public Housing Projects

274

Public Housing Units

73

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium Low (250 - 499)

Public Housing Size

Small (50 - 249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Housing Authority of the City of McAlester
620 W Kiowa Avenue
McAlester, Pittsburg County, OK

918-423-3345

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of McAlester administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 274 affordable rental units. It also administers 73 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of McAlester 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 Small, meaning it administers 50 - 249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of McAlester between Public Housing Units (79%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (21%) to that of all housing authorities in Oklahoma, Housing Authority of the City of McAlester 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 Oklahoma.

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 McAlester scored an average of 77 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2005 and a low score of 0 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Oklahoma is 75.48.

Housing Authority of the City of McAlester has an average score that is more than the average Oklahoma 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 McAlester manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 41. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Rental does not have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)