Miami Housing Authority
205 B Street NE
Miami, Ottawa County, OK

918-542-6691

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Miami Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on November 24th, 2015.

The Miami Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Miami, OK is about 90 miles northeast of Tulsa, OK.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the MHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 205 B Street NE, Miami, Oklahoma 74354, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (918) 542-6691 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

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

The MHA does not have a preference.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the pre-application is received.

The current wait time for a voucher is approximately 8 to 12 months.

For more information, call the MHA office at (918) 542-6691 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Miami Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update December 4th, 2015.

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


The MHA offers one Public Housing community with 222 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 3 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the MHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 205 B Street NE, Miami, Oklahoma 74354, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (918) 542-6691 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

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

The MHA does not have a preference.

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the pre-application is received.

As of December 2015, the wait time for Public Housing is approximately 8 months.

For more information, call the MHA office at (918) 542-6691 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Miami Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 222 affordable rental units. It also administers 243 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Miami 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 Miami Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (48%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (52%) to that of all housing authorities in Oklahoma, Miami 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 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, Miami Housing Authority scored an average of 91 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2008 and a low score of 83 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Oklahoma is 75.48.

Miami Housing Authority 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)

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 Miami Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 10/14/10 Plan
2008 6/20/08 Plan
2007 5/14/07 Plan
2006 4/25/06 Plan
2005 5/18/05 Plan
2004 9/3/04 Plan
2003 5/9/03 Plan
2001 12/12/01 Plan
2000 1/30/01 Plan