Memphis Housing Authority
700 Adams Avenue Memphis, TN 38105

901-544-1100

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Memphis Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 48 projects which contain 2,703 affordable rental units. It also administers 6,809 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Memphis Housing Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Memphis Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (28%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (72%) to that of all housing authorities in TN, Memphis Housing Authority has a smaller 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 TN.

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

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Memphis Housing Authority manages 24 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 89. The scores for properties managed by Memphis Housing Authority range from a high of 99 to a low of 68.

The highest scoring property in the Memphis Housing Authority portfolio is Latham Terrace and the lowest scoring property is Cleaborn Homes.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Memphis Housing Authority have a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Memphis Housing Authority owns and manages 2703 public housing units in 48 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Memphis Housing Authority is $272.00 compared to the state average of $0.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of TN ranges from a low of $0.00 to a high of $0.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

Waiting List Status:


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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48

Public Housing Projects

2,703

Public Housing Units

6,809

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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